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Turn 1: 1946

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Political map of Turn 1

Latest News In Aviation World (1946)08:55

Latest News In Aviation World (1946)

Featured News Reel of 1946


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World Events from January 1st, 1946 to December 31st, 1946:

-Former Nazi leaders tried at Nuremberg begin their sentences, whether it be a short march to the gallows or extensive prison time for their various war crimes.
-The United Nations formally meets for the first time in London, England then later in Long Island, United States.
-The bikini is created and sales begin in France. Conservatives are appalled at the sight of virtually nude women splashing in pools and beaches across the country.
-Communist Greek forces make gains in securing northern Greece while marching down the eastern and western coastlines. Opposition forces manage to hold back in the mountainous central part of the nation as fears of a Red siege of Athens soon mount for the King and the British.
-The United Kingdom grants independence to Transjordan while beginning to withdraw troops from Lebanon. Palestine breaks out in conflict as Arab militias begin attacking Jewish settlements, who in return begin attacking Arabs.
-Italy becomes a republic. The last king is exiled to Portugal and all members of House of Savoy are barred from entering the new republic.
-Fighting breaks out between French colonial forces and Viet Minh troops in French Indochina in late 1946.

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-With much of Europe in ruins, the Colombian government senses an opportunity to economically jump ahead in the world while others rebuild, beginning with a massive national highway system to tie the nation's cities together. Road construction goes well along the northern coastal regions but slows as it begins to edge its way into the southern mountainous jungle regions due to terrain, local corruption and theft of construction materials.
-Another part of what the government has dubbed "La Reconstrucción" of the economy, tourist companies from around the Caribbean are invited to the country to set up shop. Within months, construction of major resorts sprout up along Colombia's beaches, attracting returning American GIs from the European theater.
-Government men are often found at these resorts talking to former American soldiers in an attempt to recruit them into the Colombian military with the intention of becoming drill sergeants. Most reply, "No habla Espanol, senor" as they're weary from years of war, regiments, and guns in Europe and the Pacific.
-Bogotá also opens the door to American agriculture companies to invest in Colombia's massively fertile lands and attract several large corporation's interests in fruit, coffee and sugar growth. By the end of the year, several large industrial plantations open throughout the country and create a large number of jobs. The left wing parties of the country cry foul with the exploitation of their people and land, but it mostly falls on deaf ears as people, usually poor countryside citizens, are more than happy to have a decent paying job.
-Heads of the leading political parties gather in Bogotá to discuss the mutual disarming of their paramilitary forces in September 1946. Talks begin to go well until it is announced a bill outlawing "rioting and violent protesting" is passed into law by the nation's conservatives. Opposition parties suspect this is a ploy to forcefully disarm them if talks fail and walk out on the dialogue.
-Tensions between the opposition parties are quickly soothed soon after though, as the same government then goes under a massive reconstructing and moves from a unitary to federal republic with many checks and balances. Cheered by party bigwigs and the common man alike as a better government system to provide freedom to its people, Bogotá still sees corruption in its bureaucracy and politicians.
-In a move to bolster employment beyond what foreign investment can provide, the government begins a major recruitment campaign to attract men into the armed forces, focusing on patriotic images of dashing young men in sharp uniforms and girls at their sides. The less politically driven men of the militias see this as a legitimate way to be paid to carry a gun, but leaves the party militias with a core of die-hard ideologues. The best of these new recruits are funneled into a newly formed military unit called "Las Serpientes Silenciosas," or "the Silent Serpents" meant to act as a military spearhead division as well as military police force.
-Local Colombian college professors tinkering with electrical parts discover when two gold point contacts were applied to a crystal of germanium, a signal was produced with the output power greater than the input. They quickly write down the results in their notebooks for future study before heading to their next class to teach.
-Meanwhile, a colleague of the professors in the line above attempts to figure out America's secret to the atom bomb by experimenting with duct taping an unhealthy load of dynamite together and setting it off in a nearby field. Unfortunately knowing atomic theory doesn't equate to common sense - a memorial service will be held Monday.
-Expeditions into the country side with Colombian officials and American oil company representatives to find possible new wells to drill into only return back with muddy shoes, exhausted faces and disappointment.
-A telephone call is made to Ecuador and Brazil, putting increased economic trade and a military alliance on the table. Brazil doesn't pick up the line, but Ecuador is piqued by the diplomatic offer and welcomes improved economic relations as a step toward bettering over all relations between the two South American countries. It laughs off the military alliance, though.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Democratic Party (Centrist)

-The US does a massive overhaul of its military now that the Second World War is over, passing an Affordable Housing Bill and a GI Bill of Rights for returning soldiers, greatly helping them out as they come home from the wreckage of Europe and Asia. Recognizing its new position in world politics, the government quickly stops short of the full demobilization it saw after the First World War and maintains a very sizable peacetime army. Much of these remaining troops are stationed in newly built American military bases throughout Europe, Japan, and Korea to both help with the occupation of former Axis powers as well as to insure further possible advances of the Red Army in central Europe.
-A new alliance is formed by some of the Allied Powers, named the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to insure mutual defense and military cooperation. Starting members include the United States, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, France and a few other European nations. Entering the alliance also insures participation in huge economic relief programs by the US, aimed to rebuild western Europe quickly, though the results of the funds are yet to be seen by the majority of Europe.
-The United States begins to set dialogue for rebuilding the German nation whole again but the Allies are unable to form a coherent plan just yet as the occupying powers have different designs on the former Third Reich, especially France who creates the Saar Protectorate.
-Former Nazi technical scientists are quickly moved out of Europe and into the US with promise of a new life absolved of all Nazi crimes if they aid in developing American rocketry and jet technology. Without hesitation, all agree to do so and begin work immediately.
-Meanwhile in the Pacific, newly created national governments are built in American controlled Korea and Japan while still under American occupation. In a surprising move, the United States formally annexes all outlying Japanese Islands, including Iwo Jima and Okinawa, to use as a strategic base and prevent the rise of the Japanese war machine once again. Many Japanese grumble at this blatant land grab, but the new provisional government keeps silent on the matter as American troops still occupy the Home Islands. The new Korean provisional government reaches out to the Soviet Union to relinquish control of the northern half of its nation, but no reply is made to them.
-In the States, Washington announces a major interstate high way project to provide jobs to returning soldiers, create an easy route for military units to cross country in the event of invasion and provide an economic boost to the movement of goods. Extensive planning takes place over the months after the bill is passed and formal construction begins in the later summer of 1946 with funds available to continue construction for the next few years. Earmarks to extend waterways and a national electric grid also make their way into the bill, but most funding is reserved for the roads.
-While the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act has complete bipartisan support, both parties fracture in arguments in Congress as civil rights and national health care bills are introduced. Shouts and accusations of being communist sympathizers are made on both sides, most prominently by future Senator-elect Joseph McCarthy. The end result of the heated discussions leave the bills a shadow of their former selves, allowing only the desegregation of the armed forces and a bill to provide federal money to states to build a number of new hospitals. The Congressional debates are widely covered in the news and many young African-Americans take note and begin wondering if change is possible for them in the south.
-The military reaches out to professors of mathematics around the nation to help in designing an improved computer from the behemoths currently operating in the world. Development progresses forward, but is slowed by the number of moths that keep ending up in the machinery and discussion of a contract with Terminex is ongoing.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-With support of the USSR, Yugoslavia absorbs the People's Republic of Albania into itself. Many Albanians are weary of this, but the communist government in Tirana, the capital, are more than happy to cooperate with their red brothers in Belgrade to be an integral Socialist Republic within Yugoslavia.
-Yugoslavia also begins talks in early 1946 to integrate with the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Talks go slow, but when offered control over the Western Outlands, Bulgaria joins as a Socialist Republic alongside Albania by August. Despite the cooperation, Bulgarian officials are angered when a province of theirs is reorganized by Belgrade to be under control and governance of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia within Yugoslavia, but by then it is too late to matter in Sophia.
-By the end of the year, Belgrade's territorial reorganization within its borders is complete when Kosovo is divided between the newly integrated Albania and Socialist Republic of Serbia, as well as Vojvodina being created as a separate Socialist Republic, equal to the others in the Yugoslav union. Many of the socialist governments in the southern part of the growing country have mixed emotions over the loss and gains of lands but with Soviet backing in Belgrade and the opportunity to grow with their communist Slav comrades, dissent is quickly dissolved.
-With the acquisition of Albania and Bulgaria, their militaries are absorbed into Yugoslav People's Army but integration is slowed with language barriers, confusion of who is now in command of some units, and redeployment of forces within other Yugoslav military districts. It may take a little time before these armies are successfully worked into the greater Yugoslav military forces.
-Soviet-Yugoslav relations grow closer as Belgrade honorarily gives various Soviet leaders and commanders Order of the People's Hero and the Order of Freedom awards, the highest in the southern Slav state has to offer. A week long "victory parade" is held on the one year anniversary of the end of WW2 in Europe, both to celebrate the success of Yugoslavia in the war as well as showcase it's new and growing military force within Europe.
-By the mid summer, rebuilding of the country ravaged by war begins to take off, but funds are drying up quick and by the end of 1946, reconstruction is slowed almost to a snail's pace. Socialist leaders are disappointed their grand plans of rebuilding are all but halted.
-One part of the rebuilding process that does go successfully well is the construction of large chemical plants throughout Yugoslavia. Foreign officials question the intent of these plants, but Belgrade officials happily showcase new, premium fertilizers made to increase production in the agriculture sector. Foreign officials then quit inquiring as the smell is oppressive and begin to wonder if the plants are simply warehouses full of horses being fed laxatives.

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TeddyBeer - Kuomintang [Chinese Nationalist Party]
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang [Chinese Nationalist Party] (Right-Wing)

-With Japanese occupation finally over, the Kuomintang settle down in the cities and coastline they control and take in account of their situation. Finding wide-spread support for their opponents, the Communist Party of China, Chiang Kai-shek begins a program to help rebuild rural villages destroyed by the war. While funds are limited, aid from abroad and reconstruction of the cities help win some support of the countryside closes to Nationalist control, but much further away from the cities sees limited success.
-Analyzing the failures to repulse the Japanese on their own and win against the communists prior to the invasion, the Kuomintang leaders find corruption in their organization and officer corps as a leading cause of their failures. Massive overhauls are done in the command structure of the army and the civilian political side, though Chiang Kai-shek is still in absolute control. A new branch of the Kuomintang is founded, the National Zhong Commission, to root out political, military and civil corruption. While they have much work to do and achieve little in the way of actually ridding corruption, several highly publicized trials give the people hope and a little trust to the nationalists.
-To prevent further foreign invasion and stay on the defensive from possible communist attacks, the nationalist military command begins tinkering with landmines and how they can be improved. Due to years of warfare, and one military officer gaining an idea after stepping on a loose nail, decent developments are made.

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[Seed Eater] - Communist Party of China
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-Expecting a complete renewal of the Chinese civil war with the nationalists the moment Japanese troops leave the mainland, the Chinese Red Army prepares defenses and fortifications of the territories they control. Troops and command are on high alert throughout early 1946, but as the year passes into late Spring and summer, they realize the nationalist forces aren't making moves against them. Many troops become bored while sitting in foxholes and trenches and some pass the time with snowball fights in the early winter.
-Mao and the rest of the party leadership spend many hours planning and outlining plans to defend the territories they have while taking in account what resources they own, prepping battle plans and tactics when the civil war renews but these pages of strategy end up gathering dust by the end of the year while party finds more time to put toward rallying peasant and worker support in light of the surprising, if not uneasy, peace with the nationalists.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Catholic People's Party (Centrist)

-From the ashes of the second World War, the Netherlands has made economic growth and reconstruction it's number one priority. Whaling is encouraged by the Dutch government to provide its people with food and fat, resulting in Dutch ships being seen as far north as Spitsbergen's coast searching the seas. Meats taken from these trips are quickly put into the new rationing food stamp system the Dutch implement to prevent nation wide famine.
-After joining NATO, Amsterdam utilizes American funds to rebuild as quickly as it gets deposited into their checking accounts. Large oil refineries pop up along the coast to quickly refine all oil imports. Much of the refined product is used by the Dutch, but due to the destruction of Germany, the Netherlands make an easy buck at the expense of its old occupier's desperate need for fuel.
-Hoping to create its own supply of oil to refine rather than solely relying on imports, expeditions into the North Sea discover large reserves under the waves. Plans to exploit these wells are drawn up by the end of the year while the British government grows concerned over a possible Dutch monopoly in the region.
-During the war, the Dutch military was completely destroyed. While economic growth is Amsterdam's priority, large funds from America's loans are diverted to rebuilding the army and navy, with an eye on reclaiming its colonies in Asia. Though many Dutch just want to move on with their lives having just been through the greatest war in history, the recruitment programs see many volunteers from the unemployed youth. Coastal towns often see these new recruits practicing beach assaults again and again.
-The Netherlands also reaches out abroad to improve its military situation, asking the United Kingdom for aid in holding the Dutch East Indies. Stretched thin by the war, the British give limited help to their neighbor, offering to hold what troops they have occupying there for a while and promising some material support but will not actively engage the rebels on the islands. Luckily, the Dutch see great cooperation with the locals in the Maluku Islands, some even handing over rebel sympathizers to Dutch authorities.
-Many Dutch have been left homeless due to the destruction of the war and the government quickly seeks solutions to this issue before they lose a large chunk of their potential workforce to immigration. Any houses devoid of tenants for a certain period is seized by the government and redistributed to homeless families with very low or absent rent bills. The program sees so much success that families are often being caught living in windmills at the government's expense. For those who can't find a house to live in despite the program, the Netherlands starts a massive rebuilding program focused solely on large apartment buildings throughout the nation that by the end of year has the first families easily moving into the new buildings. This program has the side benefit of giving jobs to those within said families as well.
-In one of the biggest diplomatic events of the year besides the formation of NATO, the Dutch invite Britain, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg to work out a free trade deal and common market for steel and coal. After a month of hashing out the details in Amsterdam, the European Coal and Steel Association is formed, with Dutch Prime Minister Louis Beel saying, "Our goals is to make another European war materially impossible while providing economic growth to all". Those invited join, save for the British who opt to maintain an observer status to avoid being drawn into some sort of supranational entity.
-Medical staff in Amsterdam are now able to finally to begin freely studying medicine without the dire need of a war. Having observed the great use of penicillin in casualties and the large quantities needed in a conflict, Dutch doctors begin toying with ways of synthesizing it. Work is slow, but by the end of the year breakthroughs are thought to have been made and staff feel confident to have a test batch by the end of 1947 if not sooner.
-Having witnessed the effectiveness of napalm during the war in the Pacific by American forces, the Dutch begin studying ways to improve it. In October 1946, testing on condemned buildings begin with a new experimental form, dubbed Napalm B. Military officials are quite pleased with its development and order mass production of the deadly chemical.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-With the war in Europe over, the Soviet Union swings its focus into other regions of the globe. A soviet envoy is sent to Turkey, a nation historically at odds with its northern neighbor, to hash out a premeditate peace agreement. The Turks are hesitant at first, but being surrounded by communist forces in the east, the Balkans and Greece, staying on the USSR's good side seems like a decent idea and the Treaty of Mutual Respect is signed.
-An envoy is also sent to Saudi Arabia, but they refuse to allow the delegation to even land the plane in their country, forcing them to turn back and refuel Iraq.
-In February of 1946, Soviet forces occupying Iran begin to "help" set up a provisional government within their occupation zone. The provisional government, led by the Iranian Communist Party, immediately outlaws all other political parties and assumes absolute control. By September, Moscow is confident of the new Iranian government's capabilities to to rule the land and begin withdrawing Red Army troops from the region. The British are shocked and angry the Soviets breaking the agreement promising Iran full sovereignty of its original territory after the war and immediately helps the Shah annex Azerbaijan. The Socialist People's Republic of Iran (SPRI) settles in Tehran as its capital as the Shaw takes the city of Ahvaz in the southwest as his new throne. Tensions are high between what people soon start calling East Iran and West Iran. Western nations are worried about the Soviet's sphere of influencing all but touching into the Indian Ocean.
-In a move that surprises communists as much as the west, the Soviet Union abolishes conscription. Much of the population is relieved that their sons and fathers won't be dragged off to war, but it's hard to gauge real public sentiment as the risk of being turned into a political prisoner in a gulag in Siberia is still quite real.
-Massive industrialization continues throughout the country as it did in war time. By the end of 1946, some Soviet troops occupying eastern Europe are spotted with a new, advanced rifle. Sources say they're calling it the AK-47. A new, improved battle tank also starts production at the same time dubbed the T-55. Though its production is too late to be used against the Third Reich, Soviet military officials are confident in its uses against imperialist forces in future conflicts.
-Wanting to keep its technological edge in the world, the Soviet Union begins massive training of technicians. Some are taught by former Nazi scientists, mostly against their will but still happy to be alive, and the number of Soviet scientists will soon be rising.

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SniperComZero - Kingdom of Egypt / Republic of Egypt
Capital City: Cairo
Leading Political Party: New Wafd Party (Centrist Right)

-The new year sees the Egyptian Parliament passing an overwhelming support of the abolishment of the monarchy. King Farouk I is outraged by this but after massive protests in the streets of Cairo after a royal speech objecting to the measure, he flees into self-imposed exile and the Republic of Egypt is declared.
-The republic then shifts focus to its struggling economy, hoping to literally exploit the land of its resources. Expeditions are sent out in search of new oil wells and mining options. By June, what little oil Egypt has begins to be sold off at an unusually high price to European nations. Governments in the north are somewhat annoyed at the expenses but will take any oil they can get their hands on at the moment to fuel rebuilding.
-A uranium deposit is discovered at an undisclosed location and excavation soon begins of the material. Little is actually discovered but there's enough that by late December, Cairo offers bids to different governments to take purchase (I know you said you were going to sell it off, but you didn't say to whom and given the uses of this material, I'm going to hold off of selling it until it's specifically said).
-Cairo sends out delegations to London to begin talks about British territory bordering Egypt. Knowing better than to ask about the Suez Canal, the Egyptians focus on Libyan territory and the Sudan. The British see Egyptian occupation of its Libyan administrative territories as an ease on their military burdens but the UK already has been working on a provisional government in Sudan, forcing South Sudan to merge with North Sudan's administration. The provisional government is interested in an Egyptian union, though, while its South Sudanese members vehemently object. By November 1946, Egyptian administrators take their British counterpart's seats in Libya while the local Libyan populace have a variety of opinions on the integration, both good and bad.
-To its fellow Arab nations, Egypt offers to form a Pan-Islamic Association. Much of the middle east either objects to the offer or expresses strong hesitation to. Nationalists across the region grumble at the thought of a Islam-focused region while others see it as a refreshing start to the rebirth of Islam in the world.
-The Egyptian military takes account of its current situation, both material stock and strategic situation. They find that their military has a lot of work to do in order to become a strong regional power but the potential is there. Though the Egyptian Republic isn't concerned about an immediate invasion by any other force in the world, just-in-case measures are planned out involve strategic retreats to military strong points.
-With the expansion into Libya and the possible expansion into Sudan in the future, the Egyptian military begins development of a APC on tracks much like a tank. A simple enough design is made and field tests of what is being called the Anubis I begin in late 1946.

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NATO map of Turn 1

NATO Members:


-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway

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ECSA map of Turn 1

European Coal and Steel Association Members:


-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark

World Issues for the world's leading powers:
-What to do with Germany - Unification or division or partition?
-What to do with Austria - Note that due to Austria's independence prior to Nazi annexation, it is treated as a liberated nation from the 3rd Reich as opposed to a conquered foe by world powers.
-How to settle the Chinese civil war that can reignite at any moment

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Notes: Unless there is some kind of direct influence by a player nation, NPC nations will act as they historically did and wars between NPCs will erupt as they historically happened. Regarding NATO, I will NOT be making a NATO map again for a few turns. That map was waaay too time consuming. I've also decided to not implement crisis turns into the RP, mostly due to being new to GM'ing and the fact that if the Chinese Civil War breaks out, it'll technically have to be a crisis turn every turn until the conflict ends. Why is the ECSC now the ECSA? Because it was started prior to when it historically did, thus is a Point of Divergence in the RP's timeline. This will cause small ripples in historical accuracy that, while won't have any real impact on the game itself, will be different from real history (because I'm into that kind of shit).

Turn 2: 1947

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Political map of Turn 2

Pathe Scottish News (1947)01:38

Pathe Scottish News (1947)

Featured News Reel of 1947


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World Events from January 1st, 1947 to December 31st, 1947:

-The United Kingdom oversees the Partition of India, between India and Pakistan. Soon after, both newly independent nations break out in war with each other over the territory of Kashmir.
-Greek communists forces seize the Central Greece province, cutting off royalists in the core mountains in spring of 1947 and then are besieged. The King of Greece disappears over a week, then turns up in the British protectorate of Cyprus. His fleeing from the country, though still claiming the monarchy is a great morale blow to the anti-communist forces.
-Ammonium nitrate cargo of SS Grandcap explodes in Texas City, Texas leaving 552 dead and 3000 injured. It is the biggest non-nuclear explosion on earth since WW2.
-In what began as a worker protest against the Korean provisional government in the island of Jeju, riots break out after Korean policemen attempting to quell the protest shoot and kill 2 protesters. The riots last for 2 months on the island, with some similar, smaller riots happening on the peninsula. The crack downs by the provisional government are brutal and effective, ending the violence but not before 3 US servicemen caught up in the riots are killed. The Korean Communist Party, headquartered in Seoul, launch a scything propaganda attack on the provisional government and the imperialist American forces.
-Madagascar nationalists rebel against colonial French forces in May. As the war drags on through the year, it becomes bloodier and bloodier, stressing France with yet another colonial rebellion.
-A communist coup in Romania seizes control of the nation and the King flees into self-imposed exile. A similar communist coup takes over Hungary and Czechoslovakia.
-The Olympic Committee formally announces the winners of the 1952 Olympics will be held in Yugoslavia (winter) and Colombia (summer).

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Kingdom of Netherlands vs. Self-proclaimed Indonesian Republic (since March 1947)
-Communist China vs. Nationalist China (since April 1947)
-Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia, Communist Greek forces vs. National/Royal Greek forces (since July 1947)
-Democratic Republic of Vietnam vs. France (since November 1946)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-Changing its previous, subtle plan to entice vacationing American soldiers to join the Colombian military as trainers, Bogotá goes straight to the source - the US government - and works out a deal to send military advisers to the South American nation to begin mass training of its military forces, most of which coming from a paramilitary/militia background without formal experience. By December 1947, the Colombian military begins to take the shape of a modern and mighty military force.
-Party paramilitary forces continue to shrink as the government entices even more of its members into the federal forces with a soldier bill mimicking it's northern neighbor's GI Bill of Rights. The remaining militia men are die-hard ideologues loyal to their beliefs and party, but are so few in number that in the event of a civil conflict, could not do much but prick at government forces.
-Continuing with the previous year's infrastructure plans, numerous railroad and airports are build throughout the Colombian nation. Much of them are constructed quickly and with ease, some seeing use by the end of the year, transporting agricultural goods on the ground and tourists in the air.
-To encourage economic growth, not only in their own country, but the region abroad, Bogotá opens talks to surrounding nations to form a free trade treaty in March. Their talks are fruitful and by July, the Caribbean Free Trade Union is formed with Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Cuba shows some interest in joining in November while Peru snubs an offer of cooperation.
-A handful of national universities are built in major cities corresponding to Colombia's national public schooling system being built. These universities are set to be filled with students from the nation's growing middle class by the next year, as well as students from abroad in a foreign exchange program.
-In celebration of winning the summer Olympics of 1952, Colombian begins the construction of several football stadiums around the country for entertainment. A national football league is soon after established, with city teams popping up across the nation, which are soon followed by intense team rivalries.
-Colombia embraces an open door policy toward international refugees from across the globe. Many left-wing members of government are happy with the move, though secretly grumble that the Conservative Party is stealing their wind. There is a catch, though, as refugees are required to find a job and eventually integrate into Colombian society but have a gracious 10 year period to do so.
-Along with the open door policy on refugees, Colombia and Ecuador further improve their relations with an open door policy on immigration and migrant workers. The act is viewed as a major positive for both nation's economies as well as the CTFU's in general. Migrant workers are quickly hired by Colombian coffee plantations for mass production. Eventually, the high production of good coffee lets several small coffee companies form a conglomerate and produce the brand "Bogotá's Best" which quickly becomes popular in Colombia and abroad.
-Bogotá also begins a humanitarian trend in Colombia, working with the Catholic Church to establish soup kitchens, homeless shelters, volunteering centers, medical clinics and relief funds. In return, the government offers the Catholic Church lands in the Andes Mountains to do as they will, such as build monasteries but the offer is turned down and ask that the lands be used to continue the humanitarian projects now being worked on.
-Further innovations using electricity is made in the development of transistors, much like the Netherlands, and now with power-generating wind turbines.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-In an attempt to extend the well-funded high way program, the US in January begin talks with Canada for it to begin its own as well as interconnect it with America. The Canadians, seeing the obvious mutual benefit, not just economically but militarily, begin immediately, though majority of the roads are made along the Canadian-US border where much of the population is, as well as up the Pacific coast into Alaska.
-Meanwhile at home, infrastructure plans continue well as new hospitals and affordable housing is built across the nation. Some states bicker about over-sized federal government but mostly hushed with the interstate commerce clause is mentioned.
-Though the newly elected Republican dominated Congress meets for the first time in Washington in March, President Truman is no where to be seen. Instead, he embarks on a national tour of the country to raise support for a Civil Rights bill and to end segregation in the South. Though some state governors in the south make rude remarks toward Truman and where he could shove such concepts, many African-Americans and poor white Americans attend his speeches en mass.
-A new look at the American prison system is examined. Recalling the awful inhumanities of Nazi prisons, the US attempts to move toward a system more focused on rehabilitation. A successful bill is passed in Congress, but concession by the opposition was the staying of the death penalty as "some evil men can't be helped".
-The US Air Force continues tinkering with jet engines and begin designing an fighter jet improved on the designs of the Bell P-59 Airacomet and the P-80 Shooting Star. By November 1947, the US reveals the flight trials of the newly dubbed F2H Banshee jet fighter.
-On the ground, the Army begins focusing hard on armored warfare. It lays out a plan to have thousands and thousands of Pershing tanks while phasing out the Sherman. Even though contracts to build Pershings are made well into the 1950s, the Army already begins designing their next generation tank to phase out the Pershing. Outlines are made and drawn up, though it may be another year before a working prototype to tinker with is made.
-After examining captured German camo uniforms and reexamining the Marine's "Duck Hunter" battle uniform, the Army begins designs on what they believe will absolutely conceal their soldiers from enemy sights until it's too late. A leafy-looking camo outfit is designed and begins to be general issue by December 1947.
-To enhance the fighting ability of America's finest soldiers and no longer pressured by the extensive need to churn men into a quick meat grinder, an extended Basic Combat Training program is introduced, extending boot camp for all military branches to 4 months. This is to increase the men's morale, teamwork, and experience of which end the bullet comes out of in their weapons.
-By the end of the year, inspired by Truman's words, many angry constituents write letters to their Congressmen explaining the evils of segregation. This gains some momentum in Congress with the Democratic Party gaining just enough votes from the majority Republicans to pass a Voter Right's Act, prohibiting any sort of racial discrimination of potential voters. Though the south is in uproar by this, talks of a civil rights bill reaches the ears of the media before the Congress goes on Christmas leave. Those in the south have mixed reactions of the news, with African Americans holding rallies and marches in support while KKK membership skyrockets. In Birmingham, the two crowds collide in a violent riot, quickly dubbed the Christmas Riots. Several African Americans are killed in the violence before police put an end to the insurrection from both sides.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-As part of the 1947 peace accords with Italy and Allied Powers, Italy cedes the Slovene Littoral to Yugoslavian control, along with several minor islands along the Adriatic coast as well as recognition of Yugoslav dominion over Albania.
-Yugoslav military officials lay out a full integration plan of Albanian and Bulgarian military forces into the greater Yugoslav armies and by mid summer, the last of the Bulgarian divisions finally find their place within their greater country.
-Following the winning advances of communist forces in their southern neighbor, Belgrade officially recognizes the Communist Party of Greece as the legitimate government of Greece. This announcement comes only a few days after it is discovered the King of Greece has fled Athens to British Cyprus, further degrading reactionary forces' morale. In the months soon after, Yugoslav "volunteer" brigades are seen fighting along side their Greek compatriots assaulting the besieged forces in central Greece. By the end of the year, the combined forces are on the outskirts of Athens while many islands in the Aegean are captured by red forces. Though their king has essentially abandoned them, in a desperate act, the government in Athens formally declares war on Yugoslavia but even at this point the British are wary of giving continued support.
-Communist Belgrade continues its domestic restructuring from 1946 by redistricting Pirin Macedonia to be under Bulgarian administration, Vojvodina into Serbia and creating a Hungarian Autonomous District in the north.
-Much like its larger Slavic brother, Yugoslavia abolishes the state atheism program, allowing free worship of all faiths within the state.
-To increase ease of communication between the different parts of Yugoslavia, a Serbo-Croatian language program is mandated within all school systems throughout the country.
-Yugoslavia, despite its alliance to the USSR and Warsaw Pact, reaches out to western European nations and formalizes the mutual opening of embassies, though the British refuse due to Yugoslav participation in the Greek Civil War.
-With the construction of chemical plants throughout the country, various new synthetic compound fertilizers are created and tested, though due to the nature of plant growth, testing continues into December of 1947 but with promising results.
-Continued tinkering with German machine guns and eyes on the new Soviet AK-47, the Yugoslav military begins test designs of a new rifle that is much more light weight than the German gun used in the Second World War.

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Malos - Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Capital City: Hanoi
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Left Wing Nationalist)

-Vietnamese troops maintain a defensive war against French colonial forces, retreating when necessary to avoid mass casualties while picking at easy targets that can be overrun.
-Ho Chi Minh sends an open request of help to Western Europe and the United States to end French imperialism in Indochina.
-In hopes of gaining western support, North Vietnamese troops end booby trapping where French soldiers may march to show a more humanitarian, conventional war despite the chance of losing the conflict.
-In another move to gain western sympathy, Hanoi announces it will have national and free elections the moment the conflict ends so the independent people of Vietnam may freely choose its leadership, not be ruled over a possibly victorious rebel group.

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[Seed Eater] - Communist Party of China
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-As soon as the snow begins to melt in the early spring, the land of China erupts in war. Maoist forces, using Soviet, abandoned Japanese and eastern European arms along with a little help from communist Korean volunteers launch massive invasions into nationalist-held territory.
-The assaults are preempted with days of hit-and-run tactics until a full siege begins, usually being successful.
-By early summer of 1947, communist forces begin to siege the cities of Beijing and Tianjin by surrounding the cities and cutting off all outlets to the outside world hoping to starve the inhabitants into submission.
-The same siege tactics are used against the cities of Qingdao and Yantai, which both fall within a week of each other in early August.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Catholic People's Party (Centrist)

-Taking note of Colombian scientists from the previous year, Dutch electronic engineers follow up with what they're now dubbing as the "transistor". Several prototypes have been designed with very promising experiments in their uses.
-Remembering the German V2 rockets that flew over their nation to strike Britain in the second world war, the Netherlands creates and begins funding a small rocketry research department. Oversight is done by the military, of course, as the the use of rockets thus far have been a strictly military nature. Though the Dutch have to essentially start from scratch, they make great strides throughout the year with the program.
-A joint Dutch-French diplomatic meeting takes place with Italian ministers in Rome outlying the southern European state's entrance into the European Coal & Steel Association. Everyone leaves with smiles on their faces as Italy joins in late summer of 1947 as Preliminary Entree Status State with full membership by 1949.
-Amsterdam in early fall embraces a new economic regulation for its industries with capping labor wages when the production of goods stagnate. Many lower class Dutch are angry by the move while the factory owners step in line with the government and tell them to "just work harder" to see a pay raise.
-Top brass begin forming a military special forces unit and ask for British and Australian help in training their forces. The joint effort is accepted, though the British are reluctant to teach the Dutch all of their secret craft of the SAS.
-Much like with the UK, Amsterdam extends a hand out to France for joint military training. The deal is welcomed warmly, though actual training happens few and far between due to French colonial wars drain much of its manpower. The French, in kind, ask if any cooperation with such wars is possible for Dutch participation.
-Speaking of colonial wars, the Dutch war to reclaim its East Indies dramatically heats up in the spring of 1947. Dutch planes airdrop thousands of pamphlets over Indonesian rebels on the island of Java giving orders and instructions to surrender. These are often used as toilet paper by the rebels, which a day later comes as a great use when the Netherlands launches a huge operation to quickly overtake Java and Sumatra. By early summer, the self-proclaimed capital of the Indonesian Republic - Yogyakarta - is half in ruins, but firmly under Dutch control.
-Napalm B is used widely throughout the campaign, burning rebel, land and civilian alike in its path of destruction. Though its use encourages some Indonesians to fight harder and join the rebels, its military advantages continue to give Dutch troops the advance. In August of 1947, there are rebel rumors that President Sukarno of the Indonesian Republic was killed in some such attacks. A possible confirmation of his death is brought by a sudden and harsh counter-attack by Sumatran rebels into the province of South Sumatra. Natives of the Maluku Islands continue to show solidarity with Dutch officials in stopping the rebels.
-To combat casualties, friendly or foe, the great use of Dutch synthetic penicillin sees its first field test with great results, saving many lives.
-While the military wreaks havoc upon its enemy forces in rebel parts of the East Indies, other more peaceful and accepting islands of Dutch rule begin regular economic production again and ships carrying eastern goods are seen docking in Amsterdam by early autumn of 1947.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-January of the new year starts off on a sober note for the USSR as newly appointed premier Nikita Krushchev announces to his fellow workers and peasants as well as to the greater world that the great leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin, had died of a heart attack in his sleep. Socialist republics everywhere are in mourning for the man who liberated communism from imperialist reactionary forces of Germany just two years prior.
-Kruschev immediately gets down to work on forming a Soviet Union unlike the cruel, unforgiving view Stalin held for his country with the abolishment of state atheism. Though the country remains strongly secular and churches, temples and mosques of the Soviet Union have no sway in government, the people of the country slowly begin re-attending sermons increasingly over the year as they realize they truly won't disappear in the night for doing so.
-The new leader of the USSR, along with his Foreign Affairs Minister Molotov, take a tour of Eastern Europe meeting with the newly formed communist governments. They bring a message of communist unity as well as communist moderation, emphasizing not to turn into totalitarian dictatorships as Stalin had created. At the end of their tour, in Warsaw, the two create an alliance in Eastern Europe dubbed the Warsaw Pact and promise to give the European nations in the Soviet sphere a "Molotov Plan" deal much like the US's Marshall Plan but with communist overtones.
-The Molotov Plan injects large funds into the eastern nation's economies, hoping to jumpstart industrialization in each nation on its own as opposed to sending all resources to the USSR for production.
-After the Soviet abolishment of conscription the previous year, the Soviet government embarks on an enlistment enticement to keep their military strong with volunteer soldiers. Enlisting benefits are created as well as retirement packages for soldiers ending their tours in Eastern Europe. They also give pay raises to many veteran soldiers remaining in the forces as well as increasing the amount of vegetables in daily military rations. The Soviet soldier of 1947 could only have dreamed of such a life in the hard days of 1941. Soviet generals are also ordered to begin massive redesigns of the Soviet military force as a whole, knowing that the world is far different today than it was two years ago during the Second World War. These plans are designed to focus on better technical training of individual soldiers.
-Sensing the instability of the Persian region, Molotov is sent to Ahvaz to meet the Shah. A week goes by without public announcement of the results when Molotov returns to Moscow. But in the next month, the Soviet Union ends all ties with the Socialist People's Republic of Iran which implodes on itself within a few days, allowing the territory to integrate back into a whole Iran. The Shah then announces a co-creation of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan from both Iranian and Soviet territories, which while shares close ties with Moscow's party line, has open and friendly relations with its other neighbors.
-Using captured Nazi technology (and probably the actual engineers from those projects too), the Soviet Union makes great advances into the field of jet aeronautics.
-Soviet gunsmiths begin to tinker with AK-47s to design a fully operational machine gun. Few designs are found that could be workable, but party leaders are glad with the advances made none the less.

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SniperComZero - Republic of Egypt
Capital City: Cairo
Leading Political Party: New Wafd Party (Centrist Right)

-Egypt begins the new year by quickly contracting companies to exploit the oil wealth in their newly acquired Libyan provinces. Preliminary expeditions show great results and by time August's beating sun shines over the land, several oil wells are being drilled. Production is expected to exponentially increase over time.
-The New Wafd Party introduces a number of reform acts in government to combat corruption and nepotism, further strengthening republicanism in the former monarchist nation. The opposition believe this may just be a ploy to win voters in the next election, but if that's true then it sure as hell is working.
-The Egyptian military continue trial runs of the Anubis 1 armored personnel carrier. It does quite well in the desert terrains and meets the expected speeds while under fire and heavy weight. Top brass immediately order the production of the APC and by October 1947, the first few roll out of the assembly line.
-Diplomats are sent to Saudi Arabia, Baghdad, Amman, and Damascus to formulate a Pan-Islamic Association. Though Islamic in nature, it is a loose alliance with few hard strings attached to one another. Many religious conservatives in the nations are enticed and push their governments or kings to accept the invitation, which all eventually do through out 1947.
-The Egyptian military know that their region and influence is small and so a small but well built weapon is needed for the common soldier. Basing off prototypes of the Jaroslav Holecek-designed Czech ZK 476, several small guns are designed. The generals pick the 26th one they see, and remember the Englishmen's alphabet, name it the "Universal Z - Infantry Weapon", or "UZI" for short.

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Alliance map of Turn 2

NATO Members (Blue):


-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany

Pan-Islamic Association Members (Green):
-Egypt
-Saudi Arabia
-Syria
-Iraq
-Jordan

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ECSA map of Turn 2

European Coal and Steel Association Members:


-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy

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CTFU map of Turn 2

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 3: 1948

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Political map of Turn 3

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California Aka One Minute News - World's Smallest Plane (1948)

Featured News Reel of 1948


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World Events from January 1st, 1948 to December 31st, 1948:

-The United Kingdom continues the process of decolonization of its Asian territories, giving independence to Burma, Ceyon, and the Federation of Malaya while also backing the US in its protest against French continuance of the Indochina War. Burma and the Federation of Malaya immediately break out with communist insurgencies which are fought hard against with the new independent governments.
-The Pakistani-Indian war for Kashmir ends in a stalemate, while later in the year India officially annexes the Hyderabad State in southern India.
-The athletic company Puma is officially registered.
-The French brutally destroy all resistance to their rule in Madagascar, mass executing rebel leaders and burning down sympathetic villages. It is revealed the French had embarked on an execution method of tying the hands and feet of prisoners then throwing them out of a plane flying over the ocean to drown lost at sea. The French colonial government is unapologetic for their actions as they now have solid control if the African island.
-Italy has national elections in which the Italian Communist Party wins a sizable minority in government, though the Christian Democrat Party wins hold of Rome in the end.
-As the conflict worsens in Palestine between Jewish and Arab militias, the British announce their unilateral withdraw from the territory. Within 4 hours of the last Englishman sailing off Palestine's beach, the Jewish militias declare the independent state of Israel while the Arabs almost immediately declare the Emirate of Palestine. The situation is made worse by the immediate invasion by Jordan and Syria with Iraqi military support. The Jews do quite well on the battlefield against the formal militaries of Syria and Jordan, but have a hard time fighting Arab rebels in the south. By November, the war ends with Palestine divided between the state of Israel and the lands conquered by Jordan and Iraq. Due to intense pressure by Egypt, the two Arab powers relinquish any land claim to what they've conquered and instead instate the Emirate of Palestine. By the end of the war, Israel is mostly victorious but remains solemn with the deaths of military commander Moshe Dayan and Haganah Chief of Staff Yisrael Galili. The Emirate of Palestine is automatically inducted into the PIA.
-Costa Rica experiences a short civil war in which rebel military units seize power. They state their goal is to make a free constitutional government and begin the abolishment of the military throughout the rest of 1948.
-Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh calls for the auditing of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, who refuse. Parliament later in the year discuss nationalization of Iran's oil industry.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Kingdom of Netherlands vs. Self-proclaimed Indonesian Republic (since March 1947)
-Communist China vs. Nationalist China (since April 1947)
-Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Pathet Lao vs. France, State of Vietnam (since December 1946)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-Importing P-51 Mustangs and Douglas A-26 Invaders from the United States, the Colombian military beefs up its air defenses. Its neighbors, particularly Peru and Venezuela, are ever so slightly anxious at Colombia's arms growth over the past few years, but Venezuela's concerns are quelled when an invitation to it and Ecuador to form a military alliance "to protect each other from external and internal threats to our precious democracies" is accepted by both.
-Relations with the United States in the north grow closer with the Republic of Colombia as the US enters the Caribbean Free Trade Union and its mighty industrious economic power. The entrance of the US boots interests of Cuban politicians who join their island nation two months later to the trade agreement. With American access to the Panama Canal in the Trade Union, the economies of all included begin to climb, though some left wing groups bicker over the exploitation of the workers and land, despite the international connection between economies, resources and workers.
-This is followed by Colombia's small entrance into NATO though few in Europe understand why a South American nation needs such military protection. Despite this, several United States Marine military advisers arrive in Colombia to aid in the development of the South American nation's military training programs.
-Through the CTFU, Colombia lays out a plan to connect Bogotá, Quito, and Caracas with a super highway much like the German autobahn in May of 1948. Both governments agree and begin construction of their parts while Colombia's rail lines service the material supply to both its neighbors.
-Continuing its active foreign policies, Colombia makes waves in the UN, first by establishing a World Humanitarian Coalition (WHC) UN organization which immediately sees support by the United Kingdom and Norway with the goal integrate international humanitarian efforts under one roof. This is immediately followed by Colombia's recognition of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam as an independent state from French administration. This is answered by a very angry speech by the French ambassador to the UN that is only somewhat cooled by America's recognition soon after. French-Colombian relations hit a historic low, and begin to blockade Vietnam from receiving Colombian shipments of medical supplies and coffee. In an event called the "Tonkin Coffee Party", a French cruiser that stopped a Colombian merchant ship is said to have dumped its cargo of several thousand pounds of premium Bogotá's Best straight into the ocean. Unfortunately, during the action several crates of rifles are found among the coffee exports. The crew of the ship deny any knowledge of the cargo and a week later, France ends all diplomatic relations with the Republic of Colombia.
-Colombia's only response to the incident is passing the French Bean Subsidy Act, lowering taxes on coffee plantations. This sees an small increase of production over the year.
-Hoping to turn its economy as green as a coffee leaf, Bogotá plans to build massive wind farms in the Andes provinces of the nation, some utilizing the newly developed 800 KVA wind turbine. Engineers guesstimate the project will be fully operationally powering large parts of the nation by 1952.
-With continued eyes on the Andes, Bogotá outlines a plan to utilize the minerals underneath to diversify the economy from a mostly agricultural focus. Though safety is sometimes unconcerning to the companies attracted to investing in the exploits of the mountains, several large cavities are opened into the earth revealing promising veins of coal, nickel and zinc. With Colombia's invested future in wind technology, it is able to greatly export much of the coal to its neighbors, further boosting their economies with cheap electrical fuel.
-In September, it is announced Bogotá has won the hosting of the 1952 Summer Olympics and plans out immediately outlined by the city to build what has been dubbed, "El Ojo Del Mundo" stadium on the outskirts of town. Though construction is planned to take place throughout 1949 and 1950, the groundbreaking for athlete's apartment complexes and tourist hotels are made by November of 48. The French consider boycotting, but no one really cares.
-Toward the end of the year, Colombia's air force generals gaze out on the airstrips at all the new planes in their arsenal as they listen to the radio about Soviet and American engineers tinker with the new technology of jet engines and begin to wonder why can't they do that too. Though most of the work is based on what is public knowledge and mostly built from scrap, the military believes by the end of 1949 or 1950, they could have a working jet engine capable of being used by their planes and possibly sooner with foreign help.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-The first week of January, 1948, witnesses the announcement of America's official withdraw from the Korean peninsula. By April, the last troop ship leaves for Japan or Hawaii and the ex-governing military staff of South Korea hand over a well-polished sword to the general staff of the newly independent Republic of Korea. It's a highly photographed event which many reporters, despite the continued presence of American forces elsewhere, highlight as part of an official end to the war in the Pacific. Official elections are held in later months in September, which vote overwhelmingly for democracy, basic rights, and capitalism. This results in a mighty grumble of the Korean Communist Party, of which is continuously seen less and less of in the south and more, across the border, in the North.
-Continuing its pro-independence foreign policy, the United States surprisingly second's Colombia's appeal to the UN for the Democratic Republic of Vietnam be given independence from French rule. Charles de Gaulle in a public speech launches a scathing criticism of American interventionism in other's affairs, the irony of which is failed to be realized by many of his fellow Frenchmen. Though most nations plead no opinion on the matter and bypass any sort of vote in the UN, many Eastern Bloc nations are taking note of the division in the ranks of the west over such a small, backwater territory.
-A subsidy package is passed in Congress giving tax breaks and such to automotive companies. In return for cheaper vehicles that "the average Joe" can afford, these companies benefit greatly from the US government.
-The United States Air Corps is created as a separate entity from the United States Army and becomes highly organized. A large amount of funding to this new military branch goes into R&D, with a entire air-wing dedicated to experimental airplanes and jet technology. These men are highly trained, highly skilled, and above all, highly drilled.
-The FCC funds the tinkering of making colored television. Some progress is made, though there's still quite a road ahead of them. Despite that, many Americans don't really take notice as there's fewer than a million televisions in American homes to begin with.
-Truman spends a lengthy part of the State of the Union address in early 1948 talking about race relations in America, asking for public forums to be made to sort out the racial tensions that exploded the previous year. None such actually happen, especially in the South where many are uneasy about the federal government's involvement. South Carolina Governor Strom Thurmond is quoted of saying, "I'll be damned to let that nigger-lover have a second term", spawning his presidential candidacy announcement. Truman's campaign is mostly done through a tour of "whistle stop speeches" on the back of a touring train across the nation, though due to the racial issues brought up in the election, the crowds vary in size.
-Despite the heavy focus on civil rights and Thurmond stealing the southern states of Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, Truman wins the presidency by a slim margin of 282 electoral votes.
-With Truman's victory comes the establishment of a new division under the Department of Justice - the Civil Equality & Rights Division (CERD), that has a special cabinet spot with the President. This division outlines a plan for 1949 to have racial rallies across the states with the formation of a Equality Peace Corps throughout the states. This is meant with harsh criticism on both sides of the aisle and funding for the plan, which will be discussed in early 1949, is looking quite dismal already.
-American officials in Washington and the CIA are embarrassed by the Soviet's publication of captured American spies in their homeland. Though it's a set back in international relations with the USSR, many Americans only regret that they were caught, not sent to begin with.
-US Army engineers examine the Nazi's StG 44 assault rifle to possibly construct their own. Several designs are laid up but so far military commanders are indecisive of which to push through R&D.
-America talks to both France and the United Kingdom on what to do with Germany. Both nations propose to the others their own separate plans. The United Kingdom proposes a plan to divide Germany between a "North Germany" and a "South Germany", with France annexing the Saarland. Soviet-occupied East Germany would hopefully integrate into North Germany, which would retain a limited trade union with its southern brother. Both would be demilitarized and neutral between the West and the Communists. Meanwhile, France proposes a separate plan to break up Germany entirely. A Republic of Bavaria and a Republic of Wuttenburg would be made in the south as France itself annexes large parts of the Saarland and lower Rhine region. In the north, a Republic of Westphalia and a Republic of Hannover would be created. The Soviet-occupied land would either become a Republic of Brandenburg or whatever the Soviets wish to do with it. The goal is to permanently destroy the chance of "Germany" becoming a threat to global peace for a third time. Both plans agree to unify Austria, whom all see more as another liberated nation rather than a defeated part of Germany.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-With the aid of Yugoslav forces, the communist Greek rebels march onto the outskirts of Athens. Demoralized, exhausted and finding little international support, the royalists inside the city take up Belgrade's offer of absolute surrender. Communist forces occupy the rest of Greece, while the monarchy is formally dissolved and the People's Republic of Greece is officially declared a week later, with Nikos Zachariadis as its head. The former King of Greece exiles himself to London, United Kingdom along with any loyalist government leaders that can escape.
-Witnessing the success of communist forces abroad in China, The People's Republic is the first nation to recognize them as the rightful government of all of China. Though in practice, it doesn't quite mean much until the Chinese civil war ends.
-Later in the year, Tito liberalizes the far left nation by allowing the independent newspapers to run through the country. Though few actually pop in by the end of the year and the communist government still has firm control over the country, it helps give a legitimate view of Yugoslavia having western civil rights.
-Belgrade prepares for the winter Olympics early much like Colombia, establishing venues around the city in preparation for the athletes and tourists.
-Former members of the Ustasha, as well as any current underground members captured, are put on a show trial for treason against the state in Croatia. Most members are eventually sentenced either to death or extensive prison terms for their rebellious acts during World War II. Some of the newly independent newspapers point out the difference in treatment between those and Chetniks, but majority of the people in Yugoslavia are just happy to no longer be occupied by Axis powers.
-The Yugoslav Air Force begins the development of jet technology, hoping to join the race for air supremacy in the "jet age" of airplanes. By the end of the year, schematics and a prototype of what is being called the Ikarus 451 is made.
-Further development of synthetic fertilizers are made in Yugoslavia, though the death of two leading scientists in an accidental fertilizer plant explosion has set back some research. The cause of the explosion is determined to be from the failure of proper safety protocols, which is soon rectified for other chemical plants.

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Malos - Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Capital City: Hanoi (French Occupied)
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Left Wing Nationalist)

-The Viet Minh government continues to play defensively throughout the war against the French war machine, especially after it had viciously put down a rebellion in Madagascar. Despite a troop surge and increased patrols, the French seem (and feel) that they making zero gains against their elusive enemy. The people around North Vietnam grow in support of the Viet Minh as reports of how well the Viet Minh armies treat their civilians and POWs alike, while there are rumors of the French torturing prisoners for information - or just for the sake of being a prisoner.
-Hit and run tactics are used against the French forces, mostly against heavily armored positions that the Viet Minh are sure has no civilians nearby. While successful attacks are rare against such targets, the constant fear of ambush and assault at any moment by hidden Asians in the jungle make the common French soldier extremely anxious almost 24/7.
-Though the Democratic Republic of Vietnam started the new year of 1948 as a theory of a nation, through the summer several nations such as the United States, Colombia and eventually Denmark and Norway call out to end the French intervention and officially recognize them as a state. The French, furious with such opposition from nations that conveniently have no colonies of their own, decide on a new strategy to fight the Viet Minh with the creation of the State of Vietnam. This state is recognized by France after its artificial creation and soon followed by the United Kingdom, though with the exception of those supporting what is now being called "North Vietnam", all other nations claim neutrality on the matter regarding the new "South Vietnam".
-Viet Minh begin a public campaign denouncing French rule in all of Indochina, not just Vietnam and lay out a plan, over pirate radio to all who can hear, to create a "Republic of Indochina" after the war is over. The French respond with promises of making Cambodia and Laos "associated states" of France much like the State of Vietnam in the southern part of their colony. Reactions are mixed heavily in the rest of the territories as nationalists call for straight independence, leftists call for a united republic and centrists ask the French to continue with the creation of associated states. By the end of 1948, the political scene in Indochina becomes a quagmire of different factions throughout, some political while others slowly become paramilitary. The most prominent group supporting the Viet Minh and name themselves as a loose ally is a rebel group in Laos calling themselves "Pathet Lao".

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[Seed Eater] - Communist Party of China
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-The war in China heats up even further throughout the winter of 1948 with a huge surprise march against the nationalists toward the sea in the southeast. The assaults are met with constant retreats by the Kuomintang whom by May begin evacuating some forces to the islands of Formosa and Hainan, including the Republic's formal government. By July, the new borders begin to stabilize with help of nationalist uses of landmines near the coast, in some cases only a 50 miles from the ocean.
-As the southern campaign slows down in pace, the communist army strikes north to enact a large encirclement strategy, forcing a complete cut off of Kuomintang forces for hundreds of miles off from the rest of the world. The initial campaign has great success but the nationalists fight harder to break out of the encirclement in early fall and as the snows of winter in 1948 begin to fall, launch a desperate ballyhoo to reconnect themselves to their southern forces.
-Mao offers terms of surrender to Nationalist forces throughout both campaigns, which results in mixed success. At times, nationalist forces give up completely, sometimes they join, and other, fewer times, they shoot the messenger.
-Foreign watchers of the conflict feel that it may be over quite soon.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-In April of 1948, the Netherlands purchases a British aircraft carrier and rebrands it the HNLMS Karel Doorman. It is subsequently sent to the south Pacific to participate in the Indonesian war, which it helps greatly with.
-The new year brings fresh offensives from both sides in the Dutch East Indies, with the Netherlands giving an all out push on rebel forces in the island of Java. Harsh resistance is met in the first few days, but is quickly broken and the island is firmly secured by the Dutch within a month. The military then establishes a large military base in Jakarta to coordinate the final campaign against the so-called "Indonesian Republic" on the island of Sumatra.
-In the final days of the battle for Jakarta, Dutch forces discover the body of Sutomo, the Indonesian military leader, in a bombed out warehouse that seems to have work as an impromptu command center. This is a huge morale boost for the Dutch troops in the war and a huge blow to Indonesian nationalism across all the islands.
-Seeing as the war is almost won and many islands in the Pacific have been firmly secured by the military for quite some time, Amsterdam allows regional elections to be held in the Dutch East Indies. This boosts public morale just a little, proving that the Dutch are not simply conquerors and colonists once more. This is improved with the announcement that native Indonesians will be paid the same wages as their Dutch counterparts.
-Meanwhile at home, the Dutch government expands the Schiphol airport at the capital to increase air traffic. By the end of the year, it becomes a major hub for air traffic in western Europe.
-Dutch scientists take another look at selenium cells, which were discovered in the mid 1800s to able to convert light into electricity. Now that electricity is more common, these cells may have a renewed purpose.
-The military's research department continues research with German V2 rockets and manage to build their own, Dutch version. Though the initial tests show they have a 50/50 chance of exploding on launch, it's a step forward.
-The elections change the Dutch government to a Labor majority, with Willem Drees becoming Prime Minister. The new Labor government begins a new economic policy, which starts with reducing the value of the guilder by 30% to entice foreign investors to the Netherlands. As consumer goods have finally begun to rise, they also work out a plan to phase off of food stamps. These economic policies come as a positive as the world hits a minor postwar recession.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The USSR in March of 1948 begins a nation-building program. To compete with the United State's call to form a plan on Germany, the USSR just outright declares their occupational zone an independent Democratic Republic of Germany. Two months later, the USSR creates the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in Asia. Kim Il-Sung becomes its leader, though Soviet troops remain in the land and Soviet administration remains as oversight for the newly created communist state. Kim is bitter over the matter, but it's hard to do much about it when you have a superpower breathing down your neck.
-Later in the year, the USSR in a surprise move by many, gives 'independence' to the Baltic states. Though all three already have their own communist government and unanimously vote to join the Warsaw Pact, it gives those people a new sense of direction and purpose, even if a communist one.
-In an international surprise, the USSR announces it has actively caught American spies within the USSR. The Kremlin demonizes the US as a destroyer of friendship and a sinister nation, though it willingly - and very publicly - returns many of the few caught to American authorities in West Berlin.
-Due to a international security thread that the Kremlin refuses to openly discuss, the Soviet Union begins to route large numbers of the Red Army into their fellow ally Romania. Bucharest warmly welcomes the troops who soon are garrisoned with their own across the country, but are worried and confused by the suddenly influx of troops.
-Following the previous year's tinkering with the AK-47, Soviet generals settle on a design for an all-purpose machine gun, dubbed the PK Machine Gun. Manufacturing is quickly started and early units of the weapon are seen in several divisions. It excellently serves a double use as an infantry weapon as well as a vehicle-mounted gun.
-After extensive trials, retrials, and testing, the Soviet military reveals their new weapon of the air - the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. It is glorified as the most advanced jet aircraft of the age.
-Khrushchev announces new social policies and government reforms to deal with the death of Stalin. What the west is dubbing as "de-Stalinization", its focus is to remove the Soviet economy from a forced-labor driven system, starting with the ending of the gulags.

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SniperComZero - Republic of Egypt
Capital City: Cairo
Leading Political Party: New Wafd Party (Centrist Right)

-With final testing of the Egyptian APC "Anubis I" complete, the military orders thousands to be manufactured. Throughout the year, those built are spread out across various army units and begin training with them.
-The Egyptian economy slowly takes off in 1948 with the exploitation of Libyan oil fields, creating revenue for the government and jobs for the people. This is a benefit as the world gets hit by a light postwar recession.
-The Wafd Party leading the government in Cairo establishes a reform of the country's governmental structure in January 1948. The system is very much like the United States, with a federalized government on top of various state-provinces. Term limits for MPs are set, as well as for the Prime Minister. By July, it is announced national elections will be held at the beginning of 1949, which various parties begin to scramble for support. By late fall, though, it becomes clear that the Society of the Muslim Brothers is making vast gains in popularity.
-Cairo implements a new set of religious laws for Egypt by building a hierarchy of citizens based on faith. Muslims are clearly at the top, very closely followed by Christians whom are given a sizable amount of freedoms very closely to Muslims. The very tiny Jewish population in Egypt also receives some benefits. Anyone who has either no confession or follows the Flying Spaghetti Monster is pressured to convert to Islam or face exile. Since there are very, very few in that last tier, it hardly goes noticed if anyone really left.
-Egypt pressures those in the Pan-Islamic Association to adopt democracy as a government type. Syria modestly supports this as they are already a democracy, but the only Jordan has considerations for it following their dismal defeat in the Arab-Israeli War in which the people are unhappy with the government. Most Arab nations are not too happy with Egypt's lack of participation against Israel and pressure to drastically change government comes as a turn off to most.
-Happy that they can now transport their troops quicker and easier, the Egyptian military staff looks for more weaponry designs for them, especially to compliment the Egyptian Uzi. Gunsmiths begin analyzing what they think is the best current rifle in the world - the AK 47 - and look to possible ways they can improve it.
-The Egyptian military also seek to fully mechanize their armed forces with the beginning designs of a new main battle tank. The military makes gives the requirements that it have a 90mm main gun and light enough to be transported easily by trains. Mechanical engineers quickly draw up some schematics by the end of 1948.

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Alliance map of Turn 3

NATO Members (Blue):


-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany

Pan-Islamic Association Members (Green):
-Egypt
-Saudi Arabia
-Syria
-Iraq
-Jordan
-Palestine

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ECSA map of Turn 3

European Coal and Steel Association Members:


-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy

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CTFU map of Turn 3

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Notes: On the map, diagonal lines represent territories that are being fought over at the end of the year, while horizontal lines represent territories that are militarily occupied but retain native governance.

Turn 4: 1949

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Political map of Turn 4

"When The Lights Go On Again .01:02

"When The Lights Go On Again .." (1949)

Featured News Reel of 1949


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48525444&viewfull=1#post48525444

World Events from January 1st, 1949 to December 31st, 1949:

-Italy formally joins the European Coal & Steel Association in March of 1949.
-A gas line explosion rocks Pyongyang, unfortunately killing much of the North Korean communist leadership - including Kim Il-Sung. The Soviet Red Army and KGB immediately investigate the explosion on behalf of their Korean comrades and foul play was determined. After some intensive interrogation techniques, several Koreans confess to an attempted coup with possible ties to South Korea and are executed later in the year.
-A massive earthquake devastates central Ecuador near the city of Ambato. Thousands are injured or dead while thousands more are left homeless. This shakes up the economy of the Caribbean Free Trade Union.
-Newfoundland officially joins the Canadian Confederation.
-A military coup seizes control of Venezeula and ousts the elected government in late 1949. A junta is installed with Marcos Pérez Jiménez as the new man in charge, begins a campaign to inspire intense nationalism into the people and solidify military control of the country. Despite the change in government, they decided to remain in the CFTU.
-With Costa Rica's civil war the previous year, Ecuador's major earthquake and Venezuela's government change, the Caribbean Free Trade Union's tied economy hits a rocky time in its early life and foreign investors are uncertain of its future.
-De-Havilland Comet, the world's first commercial jet airliner, takes off in England.
-The Shah of Iran survives an assassination attempt, which invigorates him to participate in politics more. Prime Minister Mossadegh wants him to "reign, not rule" instead and forms the National Front in response as the Shah establishes the Senate of Iran full of royalist supporters. The primary platform of the National Front soon becomes the nationalization of oil production in Iran.
-Apartheid is made the official policy of National Party in South Africa.
-The Democratic Republic of Greece pressures Great Britain to cede Cyprus to Greek control. London refuses starkly and sends the light cruiser HMS Newfoundland off Cyprus's coast.
-The Syrian military takes over the country and dissolves the elected government in a bloodless coup. The people are mostly content with the move, after seeing their elected officials fail them in the Arab-Israeli War. The new military junta totes a leftist philosophy and withdraws itself from the Pan-Islamic Association after receiving Soviet support.
-The UN's WHC, under the leadership of Colombia, passes a resolution condemning France's wars in Madagascar and Indochina. Many left-wing nations support the measure, along with a couple Nordic nations. France is less than pleased.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Kingdom of Netherlands vs. Self-proclaimed Indonesian Republic (since March 1947)
-People's Republic of China vs. Republic of China + United States (Limited) (since April 1947)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-The Colombian Navy in March receives a major funding boost and directs most of the money toward infrastructure. Several major cities along both coastlines begin construction of dry-docks and naval yards, with the huge number of construction projects boosting jobs in the coastal cities for some time. The navy hopes to lease much of these dry-docks for public and merchant use, hoping to make some extra revenue for the government as much as helping grow the economy.
-Bogata launches a low-wage housing campaign for Colombia's poor. Subsidies are given to construction companies to build massive apartment buildings throughout the country while some money is put aside for hotels, encouraging use of them by both the poor and tourists. Some older conservative leaders mutter about "go find a job first" but most of the people of the nation are far from complaining.
-And in another act to help the poor of Colombia, the labor party slips by the government a new food stamp program somewhat based on the Dutch post-war program to help get food to the needy.
-To encourage secondary education and the advancement of science, Colombia launches a massive university program for the nation. Most educational funding goes into medical and science studies to bring Colombia up to date on the latest technological trends. The University of Bogata uses this money to further the study of plants and how they could biologically be improved.
-Leading the CFTU, invitations are sent out to several nations around the Caribbean. This results in the dictator of the Dominican Republic, who is keen on funding his military even more, to join for the economic benefits. On the flip side, Honduras who just recently had one of the more democratic elections in its history, joins to help boost coffee exports and fund infrastructure projects.
-The Colombian government begins to regulate the safety of mining in the nation as they encourage the growth of that industry. Some of the regulations scare off a couple foreign investors, but many of the industry's growing workforce is grateful for the new rules. To further mining industries in the region, Colombia works out a deal to lease mining operations in Ecuador under the CFTU. The same deal is offered to Peru, but is rejected.
-A military alliance is offered to Brazil also and they accept some one-on-one free trade aspects of the diplomacy but refuse an outright military alliance just yet.
-Colombia's biggest attempt at diplomacy in 1949 happens in late summer with the launch of the Union of South American Nations. It is an intergovernmental organization to help with diplomacy of South American countries, which first meets in Bogata in early October. Starting member nations include Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil.
-After great strides in jet research, the Colombian Air Force reveal in November what they're dubbing the Colombian F-86 Sabre jet fighter. Only a few are produced for testing, but it's already assumed it'll be the CAF's main fighter jet in the coming years.
-With a number of capitalist projects developed by Bogata, the Communist Party of Colombia begins an expensive propaganda campaign to curb the "exploitation" of Colombia's workers and peasants.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-The beginning of the year sees the official end of the American occupation of Japan. A ceremony is held in Tokyo where the military governors officially hand over control of the nation to the national government of Japan. Despite the ending of occupation, the United States leaves behind a modest military presence for defense of Japan, both internal and external. A month later, the Japanese parliament officially bans communist parties from the country's government.
-The military presence in Japan is complimented with the construction of air fields and naval bases throughout the Pacific on islands the US annexed, most prominently in Okinawa. By time construction is mostly finished at the end of 1949, the US has a large strategic position in the Pacific Ocean.
-Much of the larger highways of the US's interstate system are completed this year and progress seems to be a little head of schedule.
-After much international discussion, France and the United Kingdom agree to merge their occupational zones of Germany into an independent country. On May 23rd, the Federal Republic of Germany is born and is quickly inducted into both NATO and the European Coal & Steel Association.
-In March, the United States forms the National Administration for Space & Aeronautics (NASA) for the development of technological advancement. They're granted a gigantic budget by the US and given the goal of one day planting an American on the moon. Many former Nazi scientists are soon spotted on NASA's lab complexes developing large rocket engines.
-American nuclear scientists begin what the War Department is calling "Project Nautilus" to build nuclear engines for naval vessels.
-The FBI reveal the summaries of several large investigations into the KKK and make many prominent arrests of leading the organization's leading members. This blow to the already naturally shrinking organization feels like a deathblow to the remaining members. A couple state chapters completely dissolve while those in the deep south remain a shadow of their former selves.
-The KKK arrests proceed Congress finally passing the American Equality Act, which bans discrimination against a person for their religion, race, gender, or sexual orientation.
-The US Army works out prototype rifles with contracts to the small arms company ArmaLite, which produces the AR-5 and AR-10. The Army quickly adopts these weapons and orders large quantities so to spread use over the whole military. Despite these developments, the Pentagon pushes ArmaLite to continue producing advanced weapons.
-Using islands annexed from Japan, the US Air Force begins limited operations against communist forces in China hoping to slow the advance of the red menace. Thousands and thousands of military hardware is shipped to Taiwan to support the nationalist forces. Some in Congress complain about the lack of declaration of war to begin such kinds of operations, but Truman is quoted of saying, "It's not a war, it's a police action."

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Yugoslav doctors begin experimenting with cell cultures to study the growth of cancer cells.
-To prevent some population loss, Belgrade passes the "Antisemitism Act" to making discrimination against Jews illegal across the country. This gives the small Jewish population that had survived the Nazis some motivation to stay in the country. A memorial is build on the grounds of the Jasenovac concentration camp as a further sign of friendship to the Jewish people.
-A statue of Stjepan Filipovic is built in Valjevo and he is declared a national hero.
-King Peter II, the last king of Yugoslavia before his self-exilement is welcomed back to his country albeit not as a monarch. The offer is kindly refused and he continues to live in the USA.
-Yugoslavia spends much of the spring strengthening ties with its southern neighbor, Greece, recognizing its communist government as the legitimate government of the nation and giving Greeks living in Yugoslavia special minority status. Where Greek friendship starts, Turkish friendship ends as Belgrade announces its recognition of Greek claims on Turkey's coast, alarming the Turkish government a great deal.
-Athens and Belgrade also begin co-developing arms technology using the famous AK-47 as a model. By the end of the year, a Yugoslav M49 and Greek AT-49 are developed and orders for mass production is sent out to state-owned factories. With arms cooperation comes army cooperation as Greece's and Yugoslavia's armies coordinate a number of war games throughout the year. The intent is said to retrain the Greek army to full military capabilities after several years of civil war, but Turkey keeps a nervous eye on the developments all the same.
-Though experiments with cell cultures are aimed at combating cancer, a side development using microbes is discovered that produces a better fertilizer from decaying organic material.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-Nationalist troops are pushed hard against the coastline of China in early 1949. With the encirclement and loss of their central Chinese territories, the Republic of China seems to be on its last leg until the massive arrival of American hardware and supplies reach nationalist hands. In some strategic locations, the US Air Force gives cover to retreating Kuomintang troops, allowing large numbers of soldiers to make it back to friendly lines.
-The Republic's army receives thousands of American Sherman tanks and even more rifles which are immediately put to use by the ragged Chinese forces and by the end of 1949, the lines between communist and nationalist hold for the time being with Nationalists controlling a few major coastal cities in the north and a small portion of coastline in the south.
-Many Chinese businessmen and loyalists to the Kuomintang are evacuated to Taiwan for their safety and secure their finances for the war effort. The Republic also begins printing fresh bills of money - the New Taiwan Dollar - to curb inflation that has wreaked havoc on nationalist funding over the past few years.
-Corruption is continued to be cracked down on within the military, with the execution of some junior officers in August for what some are calling minor offenses. Some people are upset by the harsh reprisals of even the most minimal of crimes but others in the army see it as a necessity for the dire condition they are in for the war.
-Using new American equipment, the Nationalist forces begin the extensive use of radio communications to strengthen the coordination of their military efforts. These greatly aid them in holding back the communists from pushing them into the sea.
-The Kuomintang begin welding scrap metal to any vehicle on the mainland they can use in the war effort to supplement the new Sherman tanks, making hand-made APCs and lightly armored fighting vehicles.
-Attempts to make improved flamethrowers are attempted but only minimal progress is made throughout the year as supplies are crucial for the war effort and not much is left for tinkering.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-As the winter snow thaws in early spring of 1949, the People's Liberation Army launches its final campaign against the Nationalist forces in China, closing encirclement and pressing on to secure the coastlines. By April, much of central China overrun by communist forces and in June, the last nationalist soldiers are on the coast, Taiwan and Hainan.
-With victory nearing, Mao announces the establishment of the People's Republic of China with Beijing as its capital. Communist restructuring of the nation begins immediately with the collectivization of farms throughout the mainland and the creation of worker industry boards for the democratic management of factories. The PLA oversees some of these processes to insure their installment. Major nationalization of major industries are coordinated with this process as well as the appropriation of land.
-The first major project for the PRC is the reconstruction of cities and towns devastated by years of war. This process ends up creating a massive amount of jobs for the homeless, unemployed and underemployed and the construction of large state-owned housing establishments throughout the country.
-As PLA peacefully establishes control over China's western provinces, an envoy is sent to Turkestan to begin talks to integrate the nation into China proper. The leader of the communist central Asian nation, Ehmetjan Qasimi, rejects the invitation for a chance for Uyghurs to have independence.
-Continuing its first steps into the international community, Mao begins shipping food and military supplies to the Viet Minh and North Korea, though the latter is watched closely by Soviet troops.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-The Dutch war in Indonesia comes to an end by May 1949 as the last of the rebel forces surrender in central Sumatra.
-Netherlands's military design a hybrid fuel system, using liquid and solid fuels to help boost rocket power. Initial tests show the fuel being very efficient for its purpose, if not a tad expensive. Funding toward advanced computers to aid in flight controls and launches.
-Sorry, Satansick, but your pastebin said "Failure to load contents" every time I tried to open it.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-In mid 1949, the Russian military delves into some reorganization by order of the Kremlin. The air force is greatly expanded, especially with MiG-17s and a rigorous training for the pilots of such. As part of the reform program, the KGB recruits the top performing career soldiers in every branch of the military to form a special operations branch - Spentznazs - of the security service. The Air Force also receives funding to develop helicopters, a new dynamic in air transportation & war, to see if they can enlarge current carry load capacity.
-On the civil front, the USSR relaxes some more tight controls over civilian life of the workers and peasants as part of its continued de-Stalinization program. Censorship, restrictions on speech, press and assembly are soon lightened from the Kremlin's tight control, though unlike Yugoslavia, no new independent newspapers really pop up mostly due to the Soviet people not really knowing what to do with freedoms many have never even experienced before.
-Khrushchev also begins some domestic economic reforms, quietly letting in small forms of capitalism into the country. Small businesses under certain industries are allowed to be privately owned, though heavily taxed by the state. This move, though is hoped to prove economically beneficial in the long run, angers many of the Old Guard hard-liner communists in government.
-In foreign affairs, the Soviet Union willingly shrinks itself even further, establishing the independent - but unsurprisingly communist - states of Belarus and Ukraine, which are quickly incorporated into Warsaw Pact. The territories of Moldova are incorporated into communist Romania.
-With the left-wing military take over in Syria, the USSR immediately recognizes the junta as the legitimate government of the Arab nation and begins relations. Entry into the Warsaw Pact is offered, but the military of Syria feel that may be a step too big to take immediately given the geopolitical situation they are in. The USSR also officially recognizes Israel as an independent nation and reaches a friendly hand out to them which they kindly take. Moscow invites officials from both nations to Moscow to work out a mutual friendliness, though talks don't go as well as hoped. Fortunately, a peace treaty is made to officially end hostilities of the Arab-Israeli war. A few days later, North Vietnam is also recognized which adds the USSR to the list of countries France wishes to flip off.
-Several months after the Damascus coup, Soviet military advisers are spotted throughout Syria helping train its Arab armies and arm them with AK-47s. The sudden change of tone in their neighbor causes Jordan and Iraq to grow nervous.
-The Kremlin forms the Eastern Economic Coalition as a free trade union between socialist members with the USSR at the head. All Warsaw Pact nations join immediately in the coordination of the union, which all imitate Khruschev's economic reforms. Syria also joins, but this in turn causes Israel to back away from the agreements. They instead become an observer state to the EEC. An offer is also extended to Italy and West Germany, but they reject it due to joining the European Coal & Steel Association. Iran also enters the EEC as an observer state with the National Front supporting the measure but the Shah's control of the senate rejects full integration.
-With the death of Kim Il-Sung, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is reorganized by the USSR and new leadership of Korea is made. It is soon renamed as the Socialist Federal Republic of Korea and gets massive infrastructure grant by its friendly Soviet comrades to the west. Pak Hon-yong is established as the country's leader.
-The Soviet Union officially issues a national apology to Iran for the mishap a few years earlier in dealing with the Socialist People's Republic of Iran thing, to which both the Shah and the Prime Minister warmly accept.
-Soviet scientists begin experimenting with missile technology in Kazakhstan. Though they're a long while off from their goal, great strides are made with designs for large payload missiles.

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SniperComZero - Republic of Egypt
Capital City: Cairo
Leading Political Party:Society of Muslim Brothers (Right Wing)

-NO TURN SENT!

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Alliance map of Turn 4

NATO Members (Blue):


-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany

Pan-Islamic Association Members (Green):
-Egypt
-Saudi Arabia
-Syria
-Iraq
-Jordan
-Palestine

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ECSA map of Turn 4

European Coal and Steel Association Members:


-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy

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CTFU map of Turn 4

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

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EEU map of Turn 4

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Syria
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Syria
-Israel
-Iran

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Notes: Yay, the space race is about to start!

Turn 5: 1950

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Political map of Turn 5

World News - Rome (1950)00:39

World News - Rome (1950)

Featured News Reel of 1950


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48578120&viewfull=1#post48578120

World Events from January 1st, 1950 to December 31st, 1950:

-France officially requests the United Kingdom to aid them in combating the Viet Minh in Indochina. Though reluctant, the British send a small number of advisers to help train the South Vietnamese military.
-Great Brink's Robbery: Eleven thieves steal more than $2 million from the Brink's armored car company headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.
-Pro-communist riots erupt in Paris, February 12.
-Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate U.S. President Harry S. Truman but fail after a firefight with Secret Service personel near the White House. The attack happens after the US military quietly crush the nationalist uprising in the town of Jayuya.
-Tensions rise in the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan between ethnic Armenians and Azeris.
-Chile forms an Exclusive Economic Zone with Peru for their Pacific coastline all the way to Antarctica.
-In light of Athens claims on Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III of the Greek Cypriot community makes a speech requesting that Cyprus become an independent nation from Greece or the United Kingdom. The UK staunchly refuse as it uses the island as its Middle East headquarters.
-Both Iraq and Egypt have coups this year. While Egypt's is successful, the self-installment of Gamal Abdel Nasser causes a lot of tension in the republic as Muslim Brotherhood protesters march in the streets of several cities throughout the year. What some are calling an eager, but somewhat poorly planned coup, the new Egyptian government cracks down on protests with mixed results. Despite this, there isn't any open rebellion against Cairo. Which takes us to Iraq, whose attempted coup has sparked a civil war in the country. Though majority of the military, led by Ba'ath political officers, take over large portions of the country, the flight of the royal family to Jordan has resulted in some loyalist units along with civilian militias engaging the "new" government. The conflict continues into 1951, but is expected to end soon with a Ba'ath victory none the less.
-The UN's World Humanitarian Coalition sends large funds and workers to Ecuador to help them rebuild after their major earthquake.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-People's Republic of China + Soviet Union (Limited) vs. Republic of China + United States (since April 1947)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-The Colombian Conservative Party make wide-sweeps of the elections with Laureano Gómez Castro winning the presidency. The Colombian Liberal Party's votes are split between themselves and the growing Colombian Communist Party. The military is put on alert to deal with any possible riots or coup attempts, of which there are none other than a handful of 'disturbing the peace' arrests made.
-After being pressured by the US and NATO, the Colombian Conservative Party and Colombian Liberal Party jointly ban the Communist Party after the election. This causes a few minor protests in outlying mining towns but most of the complaints come from actual party members whom duly go underground. A joint publicity campaign denouncing the communists in every shape, way, and form ensues to further verbally attack them.
-Bogota reforms banking throughout the country, modelling it on Switzerland. Foreign investors are promised great incentives to invest in Colombia afterward, while Colombian banks are encouraged to pay out loans to self-starting entrepreneurs.
-While other nations develop electronic parts, like transistors and televisions, Colombia takes a step ahead of the game and begins setting up factories to produce such equipment. Soon, engineers across the globe will be tinkering with computers and electronics using Colombian-made equipment.
-Colombian scientists studying what makes living things what they are, discover the double-helix structure of DNA. The future of what this knowledge can do for food production is the first to come to the scientists' minds.
-After the earthquake that rocked Ecuador, Colombia swings in to save their neighbor. Large funds are donated to the government and people to help rebuild the devastated areas and Colombian workers are sent in to help prop up rudimentary infrastructure.
-The Colombian Foreign Ministry is quite frantic this year, as it first sends out an invitation to Brazil to have joint military drills in the Amazon. These drills are seen as a gesture of peace and friendship and are gladly taken up. Talks are then made with Venezuela for a joint-nationalist political movement along with a large international investment scheme to help boost up the Venezuelan economy. The military junta is happy to take the economic side of the deal but only marginally implements the joint-nationalist movement, with most emphasis put on Venezuelans being Venezuelans than regionalism. As small as it is, most pundits agree that it's a step toward bettering relations.
-Many investors and businessmen who travel to Bogota are given pamphlets on the variety of opportunities in other CFTU nations to help "spread the wealth" of foreign investment throughout the Caribbean. This coincides with the purchase of the Dutch Antilles which Colombia immediately begins modernizing their basic infrastructure.
-Colombia, through the CFTU, lays out a plan for what's being called the "Trans-American Highway", linking as far as Ecuador and Venezuela through Central America all the way to Texas in the US. The US and Mexico agree to the plan and begin construction, which also includes a railway system and future plans for phone lines. Panama and Nicaragua accept the proposal as well does an eager Costa Rica. Honduras also accepts but with a handful of complaints on budgeting. Unfortunately plans are rejected in El Salvador who feel this isn't the right time in their politics to delve into international affairs (though this hiccup is easily circumvented by the road going around them in Honduras). Guatemala on the other hand, rejects the deal under the pretense of their continued isolationist policies and attempts to jump-start their economy on their own. This is a major thorn in the road's construction but many leaders hope to rectify it in the future and construction in many countries continue to start.
-Colombian technicians working in the transistor industry manage to produce a transistor radio, dubbed the Regency TR-1.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Covering the nationalist Chinese retreat, the US deploys a carrier group to the Chinese mainland and begins a bombing campaign. Using incendiary explosives, it sets several major cities on the coastline on fire the likes of which that hasn't been seen since the Japanese occupation. Troops across the Pacific are put on alert for any possible communist counter attacks. Some Americans at home are beginning to name it "The Second Pacific War".
-The US works with Mexico to begin construction of the CFTU's intercontinental highway, though building is stalled at the Guatemalan border who have refused to cooperate with the plan.
-Washington encourages states to construct "boom towns" to help with the baby-boom population growth happening in America. States that agree to the programs made by the federal government also receive funding to improve city infrastructures in every urban part of their land, especially focusing on clean water, sewage and electricity.
-Citing a typo in the original funding bill which previously shook up the American economy a tad, NASA's funding is reduced, but still gets a modest amount of funding to continue many of its works. Many of the purchases using the previous year's funds are still honored, leaving the space program a good jump start.
-Truman introduces a plan for universal healthcare for Americans and asks both parties to work together on a plan to implement it. Knowing that this process may take a while, he aims to just sow the seeds into the parties as oppose to actually push hard for a plan of his own. And as predicted, both parties go back and forth much of the year with not much figured out. Hopes are high for 1951, though.
-Boeing, under contract with the US, pushes out a newly designed aircraft, dubbed the Boeing B-50 Stratofortress. With swept wings and eight turbojet engines, this strategic bomber is hoped to reach the ends of the earth to drop America's finest arsenals on the worse of mankind. With that thought in mind, December of 1950 sees USAF commanders highlight Beijing on a map of China.
-American diplomats extend their hands out to Italy, Sweden and Finland to join NATO. Italy gladly accepts and outright bans its communist parties in the country. Sweden and Finland, with their proximity to the USSR, feel that remaining neutral is in their best interests. Afterward, talks are held with France to ask them to essentially 'settle down' with their actions across the globe. Talks go modestly well and the French promise to retract some forces from Indochina. The fact that the war is going poorly anyway for them may or may not have been a factor.
-American commanders begin training a German army in the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).
-Advances in rocketry is made, with successfully launch a rocket 10 kilometers into the sky

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-With the rise of independent newspapers, Belgrade creates the Information Bureau which sends out state approved news editors. These men make sure that the newspapers produced are "factual" in ever way about Yugoslavia and it's progress.
-The Yugoslav military has a war game on the island of Crete with Greek forces. This occurs as a small Greek-Yugoslav naval fleet sails toward Cyprus. Together, they and the British tail one another around the island in a face-down. By the end of the month, the British begin evacuating non-essential personnel from their Middle East HQ. Afterward, Belgrade announces its recognition of Cyprus as part of Greater Greece and demand the UK remove itself from the island.
-Domestically, the city of Belgrade finishes several major parts of the planned Olympic buildings for 1952.
-Ivan Ribar resigns from the presidency of Yugoslavia due to health concerns. The political post is assumed by Tito, who then allows the creation of independent political parties in Yugoslavia. By the end of the year, the center-right People's Radical Party is formed in opposition of the Communist Party, though have little control in actual government.
-The Yugoslav government creates the Yugoslav Rocket Academy in July, joining other powers in the race for space. But unlike all other governments, this space agency has zero military oversight and is composed solely of civilian scientists. By the late fall of 1950, they manage to fire up several low grade rockets on the island of Krk.
-Radiation therapy is experimented with to combat cancer growth in some medical patients. Though success remains to be unclear by the end of the year, many doctors hope to see promising results soon.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-Sensing defeat may be inevitable, the nationalist forces make one of the largest strategic retreat in history with thousands of troops and any civilians wishing to flee, ship off of mainland China and reestablish themselves on the islands of Taiwan and Hainan. They take almost literally everything not bolted down with them, including anything from heavy machinery and valuable metals to shovels and pennies. The retreat is covered by newly purchased missiles from the Netherlands, though in the end none are needed.
-Though the Nationals sue for a peace with Mao's forces, no word is heard from the communists throughout the year. During which the US continues to attack coastal sites on and off into 1951, pushing any chance of peace a bit further away with each bomb dropped.
-Settling down into a relative peace on the islands of Taiwan and Hainan, the nationalist provisional government holds democratic elections for the first time in a long while. The Kuomintang unsurprisingly win with a 99.95% voter approval. Chiang Kai-Chek then steps down from his post and hands the reigns to his son, Chiang Ching Kuo.
-With the semi-change in leadership, fresh crack downs on corruption happen throughout the government and military. These aren't as harsh as the attacks on corruption in earlier years, but have just as good an effect on the institutions involved.
-The New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) is formalized as the standard currency of the the Republic of China.
-Throughout the year, the US aids in securing the Republic's island territories from communist invasion by patrolling the straights between them and the mainland, as well as sending large military arms to the islands. These arms include firebombs which the Chinese disassemble and rebuild in their own brand using a kerosene-based fuel. This opens up a variety of possible bomb making techniques with alternative fuels.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-A modest force is sent to Tibet to retake the rogue province for China. After a small and quick battle, the entire nation falls to Mao's forces and through 1950 it goes through an integration process.
-Using Tibet as a showcase, Beijing pressures Turkestan to peacefully join the People's Republic. After much debate in the tiny Asian nation, they eventually concede and they too begin an integration process.
-Using Soviet military hardware, the Chinese manage to reformat some old T-34s into a Chinese version they're calling the Type 58. Production of the tank is implemented into the nationalization of factories so that by the end of the year, hundreds are managed to be produced by Chinese workers and peasants.
-Despite the use of Soviet hardware, Beijing officials begin several speeches critical of the Soviet Union and its policies toward communism and nation building. It denounces its allowance of capitalism in small doses and criticizes the intelligence of purposely receding their territory and thus allowing the possibility of imperialist ambition closer to their home.
-China also denounces US and British involvement in the war with the Republic of China, though few really listen as most recognize the nationals as the legitimate government despite the de facto situation of the country.
-After the nationalist forces retreat off the mainland, the Beijing government begins a massive collectivization process throughout out the country. Many farms and village lands are acquired by the state by the end of the year.
-Despite the criticism of the Moscow government, Beijing gladly accepts the "volunteer" military troops sent to aid them in fully conquering the mainland. Soviet tanks, alongside a handful of the newly produced Chinese tanks. Commanders and generals waited all winter to begin the final spring offensive, constantly reexamining their plans and maps only to find out when the final assaults were actually launched that there were no nationalists opposing them all the way to the beaches. Despite the lack of a fight, the following months still see a handful of American bombing raids on coastline cities, some of which cause major damage to infrastructure.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-Amsterdam starts the year with downsizing Dutch territory abroad. A deal with Colombia is made for 5 billion dollars and free trade in exchange for all Caribbean islands owned by the Dutch, while in the East Indies, the State of Maluku is formed with administration over eastern New Guinea. The Dutch royalty retains their position as head of state in the form of a commonwealth, much like the British. Meanwhile, the rest of Indonesia, still rebuilding from a bloody war of independence, is surprised with the promise of future sovereignty at some point.
-With advances in rocket technology, the Netherlands puts it on the market for various nations, most of which are part of the European Coal & Steel Association. All members, who just so happen to also be in NATO, take up the deal and Dutch missile manufacturing metaphorically sky rockets. South Korea and the Republic of China also purchase them.
-The Labor Party makes great strides in economic diplomacy this year, formulating a deal of a customs union between members of the ECSA. The only objecting member of the union was the United Kingdom. With the Dutch economy climbing steadily, wage caps are removed from industries, creating a surge of buying power for the working class.
-The government contracts several energy companies to implement new wind and solar farms for the Netherlands. Though the new systems are somewhat inefficient, they take the burden off of coal reserves. Furthermore, these companies along with mining, oil drilling and fishing companies are given large subsidies and tax breaks to encourage their growth.
-The Netherlands becomes the first nation to legalize the use of recreational cannabis and coca across the country, though it is regulated by the government for health reasons.
-Dutch engineers create a better, longer-lasting alkaline battery using a manganese dioxide cathode and a powdered zinc anode.
-In the war ministry, the Dutch deploy submarines to the North Sea for patrol. Meanwhile, the air force, with help from the British, begin the creation of the Dutch jet industry by taking apart and reassembling several British Gloster Meteors given to them.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-By February, the last remaining Soviet troops withdraw from Romania back into Soviet lands. Bucharest is still baffled to what security concerns caused for the military build up, but they put curiousity behind them in return for peace of mind. This happens as Moscow raises the pay and training length of new recruits into the communist war machine.
-On the economic side of things, Khrushchev announces a new project to incubate private businesses in the Soviet nation under strict government watch-over. The small businesses are hoped to grow some day into a strong economic force for the Soviets to wield in the global markets. This causes the Presidium to go into an uproar with many of the communist elites vowing to tear apart the idea, most of them lead by Foreign Minister Molotov.
-Despite the initial anger toward the program, details reveal it is oriented specifically toward medical and technological research institutes, hoping to give such place an "openness for the mind" to create better technological advances without the leashes of ideologies holding them back. Despite tech businesses being the target of the program, many universities are also funded through it with the same principles in mind.
-With Molotov's dissent toward the Khrushchev government, he is sent away from Moscow on a major diplomatic tour of the world. His first stop is Damascus and then Tel Aviv to further warm relations between Israel and Syria. Though tensions remain high, both agree to reduce the number of military units at their border as a sign of respect toward one another. Afterward, he takes a plane trip to Jordan to open up better relations with the Soviet Union, though the cold response he gets from the Amman government, who happens to have the exiled royal family of Iraq in it, helps keep him from sweating in the hot Arab sun. A short trip over the Sinai to Egypt is, on the other hand, warmly welcomed by President Nasser. During talks there, Nasser states, while left-leaning, he's hoping for the time being to remain neutral in the growing 'cold war' but gladly takes an observer state status for the EEC. Molotov's last trip takes him south of the equator to South Africa. There, he hopes to open up friendly relations with the country but, while they are respectful to hear what he has to say, stalwart any kind of progress between the two countries and then politely show him the door out.
-The EEC trade union reaches out to several other European nations to include themselves into it. Almost all reject it save for pro-Moscow communist Mongolia who fully joins into the economic union. The move is an attempt to peacefully cooperate beyond ideological borders, but most western nations tout the "better dead than red" slogan at them. Despite this, Moscow is determined to continue on it's mission of detente.
-Russian medical scientists successfully build and test a cardiac pacemaker. Though it weighs 45 kilograms and takes a car battery to operate, it's a huge leap forward in heart treatments.
-Using the new transistor technology, the Soviets successfully create a transistor computer in late fall of 1950, greatly reducing the size needed for the bulky machines.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Surrounded on all four sides by pro-Moscow nations, Prime Minister Adnan Menderes announces after his election in May that Turkey shall be "wholly and complete in neutrality regarding Eastern and Western relations" and announces the bosphoran strait will remain a free body of water to any nation willing to trade through it. Many in Turkey feel this is a smart move to prevent communist invasion.
-After a short referendum, the people of Turkey vote to move the country's capital to Istanbul. Many voters cite the growing tensions with Greece for the move, as a show that no inch of Turkish ground will be ceded to them. The People's Republic of Greece is furious by the move, claiming that Istanbul is a historical part of Greece. Though Istanbul is considered the national capital within a week, it will take a while for the government and all its agencies to move itself.
-On the military front, Turkey begins to improve the conditions of the military's soldiers by building improved and enlarged barracks, giving more lenient time for leave, and each soldier two dozen pairs of socks.
-A large military college is constructed in Ankara to create an improved officer corps. The college is well funded and promoted, especially with conditions with Greece deteriorating.
-A nation wide census is held at the end of the year and it is determined the population is roughly 20,809,000. Using this data, the Turkish government hope to reorganize the country to better suite political and military needs of the region.
-Smaller phones are developed after a long while examining how to compress them in Turkey. The new phones, though a bit expensive in the stores, are easier to build on the production line.
-Like many, many, many nations playing this RP, the Turkish military seeks to create an assault rifle standard for their armies. After some minor tweaks to AK-47s, mostly on appearances, the Turks conclude they have the right weapon for the job.

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Alliance map of Turn 5

NATO Members (Blue):


-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-North Korea

Pan-Islamic Association Members (Green):
-Saudi Arabia
-Jordan
-Palestine

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ECSA map of Turn 5

European Coal and Steel Association Members:


-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy

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CTFU map of Turn 5

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

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EEU map of Turn 5

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Syria
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-Iran
-Egypt

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 6: 1951

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Political map of Turn 6

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World News Aka Teheran (1951)

Featured News Reel of 1951


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48627586&viewfull=1#post48627586

World Events from January 1st, 1951 to December 31st, 1951:

-General Hugo Ballivián establishes a military junta in Bolivia.
-France creates the protectorates of Kingdom of Laos and Kingdom of Cambodia in the summer of 1951.
-France also creates the Kingdom of Tripolitania from parts of its own colonial empire and the its administrated Libyan territory.
-Prime Minister Mohammed Mosaddeq of Iran receives enough votes in parliament to nationalize British-owned oil industries, causing an uproar in the British government which then boycotts the nation.
-Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi in January of 1951 and eventually capture it.
-22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms.
-Walter Zinn's Experimental Breeder Reactor I, the first nuclear reactor to produce electric power, goes live at the Argonne National Laboratory.
-"I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS.
-King Abdullah of Jordan is assassinated by a Palestinian from the Emirate of Palestine, launching a Jordanian invasion of the Emirate. A week later, Israel launches its own offensive into the Negev where Emirate troops are few and far between. After two more weeks of war, the two nations - independently of one another - disassemble the Emirate of Palestine. With it comes the collapse of the Pan-Islamic Coalition as an organization.
-Civil war breaks out in the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan between Armenian separatists and the Soviet-backed government in Baku in November of 1951.
-Left wing Ba'ath rebels seize Baghdad in early March of 1951, resulting in their full control of the country.
-"Rocket 88" is produced as a new tune in music, some of which are dubbing "Rock & Roll".

Player Involved Conflicts:

-People's Republic of China + Soviet Union (Limited) vs. Republic of China + United States (Limited) (since April 1947) (I think? Are you guys still at war or what??)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-Colombia's naval administration moves its eastern fleet to be based on the newly purchased island of Curacao, where naval yards soon begin construction in early spring.
-The navy's move is supplemented with the creation of the Colombian Marine Corps, based greatly on the US's Marines. They are drilled and trained hard, and the first batch out of training prove very promising, especially when trained with newly purchased American arms, equipment and vehicles.
-Elsewhere on the Caribbean islands, Bogotá gives subsidies and grants to its growing tourist industry to expand. By the end of the year, the first casinos and resorts are established looking over the Atlantic Ocean. These draw in a great deal of American and western European vacationers hoping to get away for a time from the cold of winter.
-With a major trade deal with the Dutch government and the Philips Company, Colombia's manufacturing industry skyrockets in consumer electronic goods. To help power newly built manufacturing plants, Colombia expands their wind farms in the Andes mountains which takes them further away from their dependency on coal.
-To help the future of Colombia deal better in the international markets, public schools begin teaching English and Portuguese as secondary languages. Though a few in the rural areas think the idea is absurd, most educators and businessmen think it's a good move.
-Colombia and Venezuelan relations take a small dip this year as Bogata sees Brazil fit to grow closer to, both diplomatically and militarily. A military alliance is offered to Brazil in the late fall and though it was asked without the Venezuelan's consent, Brazil takes up the deal. Venezuela's military junta start considering withdraw from the alliance their previous government signed them to later in the year.
-With the expansion of economic sectors, Colombia embraces immigration to supplement its growing work force. Most of the migrants come from neighboring countries, though a few prominent German speakers are spotted purchasing apartments in Bogota by the end of the year.
-Government delegations from across South America meet in Bogota in late August to form the first USAN meeting to lay out disputes and concerns with their neighbors. Due to the government change in Bolivia and Paraguay's indifference, they do not send delegations. The WHC also has a delegation to aid in any possible humanitarian issues that are presented, but few are. The most that happens is a bicker between Ecuador and Peru over ownership of the Maynas province.
-With the help of Philips and the growing electronics industry, Colombian researchers create a transistor computer, dubbed the Medellín CADET. Further development in phone modems are made, as well.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-The New Year is met with American withdraw of naval power off the coast of China. This strategic withdraw seems to be well planned and just in time as China increases its air and naval defenses. Troop alert levels are dropped across the Pacific but are counterbalanced with an increase in manpower with large troop garrisons moved into Okinawa and other island bases.
-A month later, the Pentagon announces the formation of a new branch of the military based off the Army and National Guard - the Civil Corps. Its mission is help in humanitarian crises, development and defense within the US.
-The military also announces the construction of better military infrastructure within the states, focused on the territory of Alaska, western, and central USA. The project includes better computing power for air defenses and direct phone connections between military installations. The improvements are joined with the announcement of increased arms productions in the newly built Lockheed F-80C-10-LO Shooting Star and M47 Patton tank.
-Massive naval yards are constructed in Norfolk, New Orleans, Portland and San Diego, creating hundreds of jobs in those cities and attracting a large number of people to them seeking jobs.
-Under the supervision of NATO and specifically the United States, West Germany creates a military force of 80,000+ recruits divided up into naval and army branches. While composed of mostly German soldiers, the top command is run by American and NATO generals and commanders. Throughout the summer, these new forces along with other NATO units stationed in Germany, play war games in preparation for a possible Soviet invasion. By the end of September, many generals feel they are well prepared to push back any communist intrusions.
-NASA manages to double the size of its rocket boosters, managing to send up three test rockets throughout the year. Though they do not manage to reach the height of the one Soviet rocket launched later in 1951, the multiple tests show researchers key facts in their studies to improve size, weight and payload.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-After a meeting in Athens with the Greek government, Tito announces the withdraw of both Yugoslavia and Greece from the Warsaw Pact. They cite issues with Moscow's foreign and domestic policies as the cause for severing the alliance.
-More Yugoslav and Greek ships begin circling Cyprus in a stand off with the British. On at least one occasion during the year were warning shots fired toward one another's fleets to encourage them to back off though both sides refuse to acknowledge they fired first. Luckily no losses were incurred, though war seems to be on the horizon.
-Meanwhile in Belgrade, the last of the Olympic structures are finished being built in early fall of 1951. This comes as some governments give a weary eye toward the conflict over Cyprus.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-Communication between Taiwan and Hainan is severed somewhat with the blockade of PRoC ships, though radio transmissions are still in contact.
-To defend against the communist blockade, nationalist troops fortify the coastlines of both Taiwan and Hainan, hoping to make any invasion as bloody as possible for the reds.
-The government in Taipei, using equipment taken during the great retreat in the previous year, attempts to set up industrialization on the islands it controls. Though construction is tough, output of materials is made - if minimum.
-The natives of Taiwan are given full and equal rights in the new nationalist Chinese government and as a sign of good will creates major land reforms in the agricultural sector to promote land ownership of natives.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-As the US withdraws its naval and air power from China's mainland, Mao takes a light offensive with blockading Hainan and Taiwan with naval ships while the coast is guarded by Chinese MiGs. With new anti-aircraft systems placed in coastal cities, Beijing feels confident in their territorial control.
-With American bombers no longer over Chinese skies, reconstruction of the coast begins in earnest.
-Beijing announces a Five Year Plan to increase agricultural output and industrialize cities. With the devastation of the war, rebuilding cities to increase industrial strength comes surprisingly easy as there is no need to tear down anything.
-Given the huge size and populace of China, Beijing makes strict guidelines on how the Five Year Plan will be implemented, with grain and manufacturing production closely watched and counted by the government, giving Beijing accurate descriptions of just where the economy is and going.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-As the winter thaws in 1951, the Netherlands begins construction of naval yards in the northern province of Groningen. As construction continues throughout the year, scientists and naval engineers move into the office sections to begin working on schematics for a nuclear-powered submarine.
-Though the Dutch are behind on nuclear development, especially for their submarines, they compensate this by creating a European Nuclear Technology Association with the purpose of creating a specialist market for nuclear power in Europe, developing nuclear energy and distributing it to its member states while selling the surplus to non-member states. Though much (in fact all) of Europe have no nuclear capabilities (though many assume each may have their own secret project to gain 'the bomb'), France, Belgium and the United Kingdom freely join the Association.
-Amsterdam later on in June pushes for the creation of the European Economic Association, a replacement and organizational upgrade for the European Coal & Steel Association, as a custom union between current ECSA members and the invitation of Portugal and Spain. Portugal willingly signs up, though Spain says they'll consider it a little longer into 1952.
-To increase the growing electronics industry, Amsterdam gives a massive monetary grant to the Koninklijke Philips N.V. company, which in turn uses the funds for colored televisions. By the end of the year, they manage to showcase the world's first all-electronic color television set. Though a bit costly, the company promises in the future to build more cheaply and further push the field of television into the future.
-The Netherlands's electronics field is further helped by Colombian manufacturing after the two nations have delegates meet to improve trade. After talks, Philips company is able to make very lucrative deals in manufacturing their products in Colombia which they hope in the future will lower consumer costs.
-Production at home in the Netherlands is also given money to increase but in the field of cannabis, morphine, and cocaine with the latter most assuming to be for medical reasons. This coincides with Labor Party passing a sweeping legislation to provide mandatory universal health care among the Dutch people.
-To promote education, Amsterdam hands out government sponsored low-interest rate loans to graduating high school students to attend college. Many happily take the deal, making them the first in their families to attend a higher level of education while some of the older, conservative classes mumble about 'working for yourself', but no one really minds to them.
-By early August on the other side of the globe, the Dutch military begins demobilization now that the rebel conflict in Indonesia has been quelled for over six months with no sign of future resistance. Remaining troops continue to drill and train, though, just in case. As they do so, the Dutch-lead colonial government passes the Indonesian Fair Work Act, promising to crack down on discrimination of employment based on race, creed, color, or national origin. The law is gladly accepted by many locals, though some ex-rebel soldiers bicker about a glorified PR move. But no one really minds them, either.
-Toward the end of the year, the Dutch Air Force announces the completion of its first fully air wing of jet aircraft, making the Netherlands one of the most dominant forces in air power in Europe at the end of 1951.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The Soviet Union pours tons of rubles into STEM education from bottom of schooling all the way to transforming several universities into research universities. Students are encouraged to take up STEM related studies to help promote the growth of Soviet technological power. Posters saying, "A Bright Youth For A Bright Future!" is seen on may school and university walls to help promote the plan.
-Due to these investments, Soviet medical researchers at the University of Moscow announce their discover of a vaccine to cure polio. Mass quantities are produced toward the end of the year, which is offered to be exported to nations across the world as both a sign of good faith and a diplomatic outreach to non-communist nations.
-The Moscow Stock Exchange is announced in March of 1951. Though small in comparison to other stock markets and heavily regulated by Soviet administrators, it sees the expansion of some service industry businesses that are de-nationalized by the Soviet government shortly after.
-The foreign ministry and finance ministry of the Soviet Union extend a hand out to Iraq, Jordan, India, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Brazil to join the EEC. Spain refuses to let the Soviet delegation land in their country and most of the nations also turn down the offer, but the new left-wing government in Iraq gladly signs up. India and Sweden decided to take the route of some other nations and take a minimal participation to both boost their economy from both the west and east while maintaining their neutralities. Nasser in Egypt, on the other hand, forwards full participation later in the year.
-Moscow hosts a meeting between the governments of Israel and Syria to continue smoothing out relations between the two. Slowly but surely, both nations begin to warm toward each other as Syria officially renounces any land claims in Israel. A similar discussion is held between the new left wing government in Baghdad and newly crowned king of Jordan but talks do not go as well between the two.
-A delegation is sent to Tehran to continue economic talks with the National Front party led by the Prime Minister there. Just as he won a slim vote to nationalize British petroleum companies, he wins by a slim vote to further economic relations with the Soviet Union and EEC.
-With newly designed thrusters, the Soviet Union launches a missile that just almost touches what many consider the edge of space. Though a great achievement for the Soviet space program, many Russian scientists brush it off as a failed test and continue with their research.
-At the end of the year, Moscow founds the International Socialist Development Organization, an international organization for friendly relations between communist nations and to act toward each other's mutual interests. The goal is to promote a prosperous communist world by promoting the prosperity of communist nations, both economically and domestically. Most join, though China, Greece and Yugoslavia back down on the offer, citing to take their own separate routes with communism.
-France is offered a hand of friendship by the Soviet Union, citing a historical friendship between the French and Russian peoples. Though France remains a western, anti-communist nation, it takes it as a sign of good faith and some economic trade deals are managed to be worked out toward the end.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-With increased belligerence from Greece over Cyprus, Turkish troops reinforce their western border, both in Europe and their coastline. Though Greece objects to the move, Istanbul shows that is a purely defensive measure.
-Turkey begins funding large infrastructure projects to bring the nation into a better economic power - as well as help in defense. A major highway project begins, hoping to connect Istanbul to Hakkâri and everything in between. Along with the roads come improved phone lines and connections to further a web of command and communication throughout the country.
-Continuing governmental reforms, the Democrat Party announces the creation of a National Assembly as a new part of the Turkish government. Representatives will be drawn evenly from ten newly created government administrative sectors created across the country.
-To promote its neutrality, Istanbul yet again promises absolute neutrality between NATO and Warsaw which some pundits are expecting to be a yearly admission.
-Later in the year, Istanbul, Baku, and Damascus sign a formal non-aggression treaty to promote Turkey's neutrality in middle eastern affairs as much as European.

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Alliance map of Turn 6

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-North Korea

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Ecuador
-Venezuela
-Brazil

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EEA map of Turn 6

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal

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CTFU map of Turn 6

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

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EEU map of Turn 6

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Syria
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-Iran
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 6

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 6

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Mongolia

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USAN map of Turn 6

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Brazil
-Ecuador
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 7: 1952

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Political map of Turn 7

Miss World (1952)01:21

Miss World (1952)

Featured News Reel of 1952


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48676342&viewfull=1#post48676342

World Events from January 1st, 1952 to December 31st, 1952:

-Elizabeth II becomes Queen upon the death of her father George VI. (This turn happens to come right after her reign in real life beats Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British Queen)
-The territory of Eritrea is given to Ethiopia, breaking the African nation out of its land-lock status.
-Mau Mau rebellion in central Kenya, British governor calls for a State of Emergency.
-North Vietnam devastates French forces at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu. In the following weeks, France formally acknowledges the independence of North Vietnam and retreats their armed forces. They remain garrisoned, however, in South Vietnam while tensions between that nation and its northern half grow. Several months later, North Vietnam invades northern Laos in order to aid communist insurgents there. The French continue their withdraw of forces there to Cambodia, leaving Laos to fend for itself.
-Albert Einstein is offered the Presidency of Israel, which he politely refuses.
-An international incident occurs in November on the border between North Korea and South Korea, resulting in the deaths of dozen of South Korean soldiers. Seoul immediately demands answers from its northern half and the USSR as the attack appears to be a coordinated military strike. With Pyongyang claiming zero involvement, tensions along the Korean border escalate toward the brink of war by December 31st.
-The University of Tennessee admits its first black student.
-United Kingdom successfully tests a nuclear warhead in Australia.
-Fulgencio Batista launches a military-backed coup against the government of Cuba fearing he would lose the election and becomes dictator bloodlessly. He promises to increase participation in the Caribbean Free Trade Union and increase exports and ties to the US.
-Citing health reasons, King Abdullah of Jordan resigns his crown to his 16 year old son Hussein.
-Colonel Perez Jimenez is made Provisional President of Venezuela by the military junta.
-With the Khrushchev-Tito Split, General Secretary Gheorghiu-Dej of Romania decides to join the International Socialist Alliance in hopes of going back to Stalinist form of governance.
-The United Kingdom boycotts the Belgrade Winter Olympics over issues regarding Greece and Cyprus, while France fulfills its promise to boycott the Bogata Summer Olympics over issues in Vietnam.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-People's Republic of China + Soviet Union (Limited) vs. Republic of China + United States (Limited) (since April 1947)
-Soviet Union + Azerbaijan vs. Armenian separatists (since January 1952)
-Colombia + Burma vs. Various Burmese rebel groups (since May 1952)
-Colombia + Malaysia vs. communist rebel groups (since May 1952)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-The Colombian military embarks on a journey half a world away to the jungles of Burma and Malaysia to aid the government there in putting down its various insurrection movements. Naval, army and special forces are deployed in the Asian nations and first contact with rebel groups are made shortly after. Though the jungle is dense and unmapped in many areas, training in the South American jungles gives the Colombian forces an equal-footing on the rebels. Shipments of military equipment are also sent to the governments to.
-The move is followed by increased contract production with military companies to produce more naval ships and aircraft which Bogota hope to guard their Caribbean territories with.
-Bogota experiences many last minute builds in preparation for the Summer Olympics. The capital's airport is expanded to accommodate extra flights coming in and last minute hotels are finished up in their builds. The weeks prior to the opening of the games, Colombia experiences a number of festivals to celebrate their culture and the opportunity to host. Vendors open up and tourist numbers are boosted throughout the weeks of the games due to intense international advertisement for the games. Security is also flushed with men and cash to ensure the safety of the people and athletes. The days before the open games sees the arrival of the Dutch royal family who come to watch the games and show friendship to Colombia.
-The Summer Games are opened with the reveal and presentation of a huge Simon Bolivar statue in the center of the city, made of copper with gold gilding. The statue is dubbed, "The Guardian of South America" which gets great cheers of patriotism and pride in the Colombian people. Though Colombia gains many silver medals, the USSR wins the most golds, closely followed by the US and UK.
-After the games are finished, Bogota passes some labor reform laws, making a mandatory minimum wage and worker's compensation. Many large plantation companies are angry with the laws, but deal with them anyway.
-Colombian research universities further develop green technology with the invention of the first silicon solar cell.
-Like many other countries in the arms race, the top brass of Colombia put money toward design their own tank. Based off American armor, the Colombians build what they call the Bolivar 52, Bol-52 for short and run them for test trials toward the end of the year.
-A delegation is sent to Guatemala to cooperate with the Trans-American Highway construction but talks don't go well. Later on, Colombian naval ships are seen patrolling very close to the Central American nation's coastline, which President Jacobo Árbenz called, "Blatant international bullying against a defenseless, peaceful nation."

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Learning from the naval war of WW2, the United States Navy begins construction on a large fleet of aircraft carriers. Each of the 5 are designed to be nuclear-powered, the first of their kind, and large enough to hold the new jet aircraft fleets. The navy finds extra cash for this by scrapping older model submarines while dedicating some cash to replacing them with nuclear powered submarines.
-With Colonel Batista in firm control of Cuba, the United States sends an envoy to reassure American-Cuban ties. The Batista government warmly welcomes the American friendship and agrees to co-opt war games with an entire battalion of United States Marines.
-With an academic exchange and financial agreement with Colombia, American engineers go to the South American nation for 4 months to study their wind turbine technology. When they return, they bring hopes of implementing similar power plants across the Midwest. The is spearheaded by a government program to "go green, not red" and save the country from the growing amount of garbage. Large cities across the eastern US start a trial program of burning trash to fuel electrical plants. The program gets off to a rocky start with different items having different results as a fuel and many opponents, mostly in the coal industry, point out the hypocrisy of burning trash but polluting the air from massive smokestacks.
-The United States in the summer forms the Western Economic Partnership Union with Canada and Mexico, focusing on improving economic relations and mutual infrastructure. The Republic of China is later added to the union to further develop the economy and infrastructure of their current territories.
-The Department of Defense invests in computer programming efficiency, foreseeing issues with current programming as computer technology escalates. As the year passes, some mathematical equations are discerned to make them more efficient, but a final solution to the issue remains to be seen just yet.
-Congress passes a bill to give tax cuts to businesses that put a certain number of funds for R&D projects. This helps out current corporations with research institutes and is hoped to encourage more to grow the industry.
-ArmaLite is contracted by the government to continue developing a more efficient and smaller automatic rifle. Toward the end of the year, they select a handful of schematics for the DoD to approve for prototype testing.
-Take a cue from the success of the Dutch missiles used by the Republic of China, military researchers at NASA come with the MGM-18 Lacrosse short-range ballistic missile, which is hoped to be used successfully as a vanguard attack on future enemies on the American battlefield.
-After an intense campaign cycle over what Americans perceive as a defeat against China, republican Robert Taft Sr. wins the presidency with Dwight Eisenhower as VP.
-Toward the end of the year, American vessels spot a number of large Soviet trawlers and cargo ships off the coast of the US but still in international waters. It is unclear the intentions of these ships and they tend to veer off the moment radio or visual contact is made.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Belgrade announces at the beginning of the year that the country will be renamed the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and various communist institutions experience name changes as well, including the Communist Party of Yugoslavia into the League of Communists of Yugoslavia. The re-branding comes just before Yugoslavia pulls out Eastern Economic Union, along with Greece, and other Soviet Union institutes.
-A delegation is sent to Beijing afterward to discuss communist and socialist policies in the left-wing leaning world. After much discussion, they mutually form the International Socialist Alliance, an international political organization to support non-alignment between NATO and Warsaw Pact nations, which Greece joins immediately afterward.
-Delegations are sent to various left wing nations around the globe to support ISA, which sees the entry of Egypt, Romania, and Bolivia as well.
-Yugoslavia comes out in public as the source of funding the Colombian Communist Party in years prior and publicly apologizes for any stress and trouble caused from it.
-Belgrade gives out a hand of friendship to Tehran and the Mossadegh government, which gladly takes the chance to improve relations.
-Much like Colombia in the western world, Yugoslavia expands electronic production in the country, hoping to have an affordable television and radio in every home. To coincide with this, television and radio stations are made throughout the country and Yugoslav's watch a subtitled version of Elia Kazan's Viva Zapata for the first time.
-Television and radio also play a part in the Belgrade Winter Olympics, showing the country's population the grandeur of the games held in their proud nation. This results in great pride and patriotism in the populace, though no mention is made of the United Kingdom's boycott of the Olympic games there. The Yugoslav teams manage to capture a couple gold medals and a few bronze, though the US, USSR and France dominate the top gold wins.
-Yugoslav and Greek naval fleets continue to square off against the British over Cyprus and English destroyers are spotted sailing near Crete and the Greek mainland. They are spotted by patrolling newly designed and built SOKO J-10 fighter jets.
-Belgrade and Athens work together to design and produce the Yugoslav T-52 Ruža tank, which sees the first few dozen roll off the production line toward the end of November.
-Yugoslav scientists begin work on a new rocket engine design in the summer of 1952 which sees great initial results. Unfortunately some time in August, a large explosion and following fire consumes half of Krk's Yugoslav Rocket Academy. Initial explanations are poor storage of flammable chemicals, but foul-play is soon suspected.
-Toward the end of December, advancements in chemotherapy are made with the new use of combating tumors with several drugs at once as opposed to one at a time. This is expected to revolutionize battling cancer.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-Using missiles purchased from the Dutch, nationalist forces on both Taiwan and Hainan begin a campaign to weaken the communist blockade. Due to the nature of the blockade stopping resources from coming in, missiles are limited and so the largest ships circling the islands are targeted first with several dropping to the bottom of the South China Sea but some other missing entirely.
-With Mao's encirclement weakened with the missile campaign, blockade runners make their way out between the islands and some off to American naval bases in the Philippines and back.
-With the situation somewhat dire, Taipei cracks down on any suspect communist and communist sympathizers on the islands. The goal is to prevent any sort of sabotage in the war effort. Many are thrown in makeshift prisons.
-A delegation on behalf of the nationalist Chinese make a case to NATO leaders to allow the Republic of China's entry into the military alliance. While many NATO countries sympathize with the plight of the nationalists, their current situation and war makes an overwhelming majority of NATO nations reject their application.
-Despite this, America and Canada agree to take the Republic of China into the Western Economic Partnership Union. Though economic aid from this won't have any affect so long as the communist sustain their blockade, it is hoped that a possible post-war China will be able to jump-start its economy in the future with American financial aid.
-Taipei keeps a tight hold on the economy of the islands it controls, keeping tight regulation of currency while encouraging local economies to grow as best they can. Taipei pressures development of quick industrialization of their territories but not at the expense of valuable farmland in which to feed the blockaded populace.
-With a rapid growth in population on the islands due to the great retreat, construction engineers develop create a tight structural design that frees up space in buildings while sustaining the same building strength. The first use of this design is put into factories to expand vertically so to continue the policy of saving precious farmland while increasing industrial production.
-Nationalist military officers experiment with different flammable fluids to see if they can develop a new form of napalm. While most trials see the materials either too fluid or not flammable enough, the military hopes they can get better results soon.
-The end of the year has Taipei receive a message from Beijing asking to negotiate a cease-fire and possibly a lasting peace, but refusal of negotiations will result in "dire consequences".

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-Despite the loss of several ships throughout the year to nationalist missile bombardment, Mao orders the blockade to stand and hold metaphorical ground. By the end of the year, it is decided in the government leadership to offer the imperial-capitalists a chance for peace to end what many around the world is seeing as a hopeless, bloody stalemate on both sides.
-In February, Mao Zedong announces 1952 as the "Year of Learning" as major educational reform sweeps the country under the communist leadership. All children across China are government-mandated to attend school. While officials are optimistic of this policy, they soon realize that it's nearly impossible to implement in much of the rural heartlands of China and Tibet due to the lack of actual schools. Major funding is put toward construction to fix this issue, along with libraries, but time is the greatest resource needed to spread them across the country.
-Beijing takes focus on secondary education later in the year, diverting some funds to building universities across the country. Running by the slogan, "Every city a university", construction sites are spotted in just about every major population center across China, especially on the coast where rebuilding large research institutes come easy due to the large open spaces and salvageable construction material from bombed out buildings.
-To encourage the creation of a large future student body for these universities, the state offers construction workers a 6 year contract or a 5 year military service contract to receive free university acceptance. This motivates workers and soldiers a great deal to push forward with their careers and many rural families encourage their children to move to the city or enlist to take advantage of these opportunities.
-In June, Communist Party leadership enact a new law for the workers and peasants of China forbidding child labor. This is seen as a crucial step toward not only freeing children from early deaths but freeing them from time away from study as well. Later on, the state establishes worker unions with full consent to represent worker concerns and issues against the state employer.
-After a delegation of Yugoslavs leave Beijing in August, the PRoC and Yugoslavia announce the creation of the International Socialist Alliance which soon see a few other left-wing nations leave the USSR's sphere to join. Beijing pressures North Korean leader Pak Hon-yong to also join, but talks are slow due to the ongoing Soviet military occupation and outright stalled when South and North Korea's tensions escalate.
-The the University of Beijing is put on fast-forward for construction and with the massive Chinese workforce manage to finish construction in 6 months. Afterward, Mao establishes it as the main institute for atomic studies in China and the nation's best physicists are immediately put to work in the new facility to catch the country up to other nuclear powers.
-To prevent further future bombings of its coastline by the American imperialists, Chinese military personnel develop a new jet fighter based on the Russian MiG, dubbing it the Shenyang J-5. By the end of 1952, they manage to build up a squadron of the aircraft and are deployed over southern China.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-With UK-Greek relations deteriorating quickly, the Netherlands sends several squadrons of Dutch jet fighters to NATO bases in Italy in preparation for the possible outbreak of war.
-The rest of the military, meanwhile, spends the year with war games simulating a Warsaw Pact invasion from both West Germany and the coast.
-To increase food supplies, Amsterdam embarks on a policy of expansion and tax breaks for farmers. Those willing to sell their plots to larger farms are given tax breaks while subsidies are given to others to expand.
-January sees Amsterdam and London put large funds toward the European Nuclear Technology Association. Technological improvements are made on power plant designs and so by the end of the year, with the United Kingdom's great leap forward in nuclear technology, the schematics for Europe's first nuclear power plant is given approval in the Netherlands.
-Using nuclear tech shared by the UK, Dutch military officials begin using developing their own atomic weaponry, outlying plans for a new kind of A-Bomb by the end of December.
-In early September, the Dutch form the Islamic State of Sumatra on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. As with the Malaku Islands, the Netherlands retain the head of state in commonwealth while the local government is formed on Islamic principles. The Dutch offer grants to non-Muslim minorities to move elsewhere, but few are willing to pick up and leave what has been their home for years.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-January 1st marks the start of the Soviet invasion of Azerbaijan to aid their government against Armenian separatists. The USSR takes full military control of the nation and relieves Azeri troops from the mountainous battles. Pamphlets are air dropped over Armenian villages demanding peaceful talks between separatists and the government, but no leadership comes forward to take responsibility for negotiations. Soviet Red Army units easily take the populated areas of the rebels, driving most into the mountainous countryside. In doing so, captured equipment from the separatists reveal a number of foreign armaments being used against the communists, mostly originating from various European nations.
-The USSR builds a foreign exchange program with France and Colombia to build friendly relations between the Soviets and each country. This is put together with an increase in education budgets to promote a world view to Soviet children.
-Moscow moves to unify the military strength of Warsaw Pact by implementing a unified military command, standardized equipment, and increased arms. Nations that do not meet the requirements are given aid and equipment to quickly bring them up. This coincides with the development of the Soviet Marine Corps, designed to be the military answer to the USMC.
-To make the USSR look more friendly, the government puts money toward an "Architecture Beautification Program", to rid itself of the oppressive-looking cookie-cutter building designs of the 1930s.
-Soviet rocket scientists continue with their research, test launching several large rockets into the upper atmosphere of the Earth. By the end of the year, they feel confident they can pierce the veil of the sky to go where no man (or machine) has gone before. They soon begin developing an artificial satellite for a future launch, which is expected to be some time in 1953.
-Soviet engineers from another military department are seen mingling with Soviet rocket scientists discussing payloads and rocket sizes, though most of the military keeps a tight lid on their purposes.
-Moscow begins to allow the private ownership of some buildings, though retains the legal rights to the physical land they sit on. The Presidium goes into an uproar over the new policies.
-Through the EEC, the USSR expands its military arms industry to sell AKs and various military equipment to other left-wing countries, which Syria and Iraq quickly take up on.
-Khrushchev pressures Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Austria to join the Warsaw Pact alliance, though none join citing the growing diplomatic issues within the alliance in the Balkans. Austria in particular is rumored to have laughed at the invitation then quickly ask, "Wait, you're serious?".

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Putting their money where their mouth is, Istanbul votes to reduce military spending as a sign of neutrality to the world. To keep the military well trained against possible incursions, it is reorganized into a primarily defense-based structure with speed and rapid deployment as its key feature. The reorganization and training takes months to complete, but by the end of the year, the top brass of Turkey are comfortable with retraining timetables.
-Political reorganization is committed to in the eastern part of the country where internal borders are re-drawn. Two autonomous regions composed of Armenians and another for Kurds are established, giving the local population domestic jurisdiction and some economic control of the regions. Many nationalist-minded Turks are angry at the prospect of giving up land, especially with Armenian nationalists fighting just over the border with Azerbaijan, but the government assures everyone that final authority still remains in Istanbul.
-A trade deal is made with Egypt to export cotton to Turkey in return for military surplus equipment. Nasser is quick to take the deal and within a month the first cargo ships full of Egyptian cotton reach Turkish ports.
-Using newly developed transistors, Turkish engineers are able to improve the power of electronic amplifiers, allowing longer distant radio transmissions.
-Toward the end of the year, Istanbul formalizes a road sign system much like the US's with various shaped and colored signs to represent different things to drivers. This is hoped to improve economic efficiency in the movement of goods, break up traffic jams better, and hopefully help military convoys reach their destinations faster and easier.

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Alliance map of Turn 7

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-North Korea
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Ecuador
-Venezuela
-Brazil

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EEA map of Turn 7

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal

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CTFU map of Turn 7

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

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WEPU map of Turn 7

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico
-Republic of China

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EEU map of Turn 7

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Syria
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-Iran
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 7

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 7

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Mongolia
-North Vietnam

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ISA map of Turn 7

International Socialist Alliance Members:


-People's Republic of China
-Yugoslavia
-Egypt
-Greece
-Romania
-Bolivia

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USAN map of Turn 7

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Brazil
-Ecuador
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 8: 1953

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Political map of Turn 8

Ron Paul It's Happening00:18

Ron Paul It's Happening

Featured News Reel of 1953


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48722012&viewfull=1#post48722012

World Events from January 1st, 1953 to December 31st, 1953:

-The Shah gains absolute authority in Iran after a bloodless coup against Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. The country then leaves all Soviet-aligned organizations at the behest of the UK and USA.
-Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay perform the first successful ascent to the summit of Mount Everest on May 29th. After their descent, they are captured and imprisoned by the PLA after the British invasion from Hong Kong.
-Under pressure by both Greece and Yugoslavia, the United Kingdom fully withdraws its governance and military from Cyprus due to engagements elsewhere in the world. They leave behind a start-up Republic of Cyprus which elects Archbishop Makarios III as president. Though friendly to Greece, the strong nationalist sentiment on the island clashes with the communist ideals of the mainland's government.
-British Physicist Francis Crick and US Biologist James Watson unveil their famous Double Helix Model of DNA the materials in Chromosomes that control heredity.
-Guatemala's democratically elected government is ousted by a military coup by Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas.
-The film 'War of the Worlds' premiers. (huehue)
-Spain enters the European Economic Association in September.
-The French government ousts King Mohammed V of Morocco and exiles him to Corsica.
-The South Korean government withdraws itself to Japan as communist Chinese and Soviet forces capture Seoul and push toward the southern coast of Korea at the end of 1953.
-East Germany experiences a worker uprising against the government in the summer after the Pacific War breaks out, though is quickly crushed by a combined East German-Polish force.
-The UN General Assembly suspends itself until further notice in August due to the eruption of war in the Pacific.
-The Netherlands becomes the 3rd nation in the world to possess nuclear bombs.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Azerbaijan: Soviet Union + Azerbaijan vs. Armenian separatists (since January 1952)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Karen National Liberation Army (since May 1952)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Malaysia: Colombia + Malaysia vs. communist rebel groups (since May 1952)
-War of Venezuelan Liberation: Colombia + UK vs. Venezuela (since April 1953)
-The Great Pacific War (since April 1947, expanded May 1953):
--USA + UK + Canada (Limited) + Netherlands (limited) + South Vietnam (Limited) + Democratic Laos + South Korea + Republic of China + Philippines (Limited) vs. North Vietnam + Communist Laos + Communist China + Soviet Union + North Korea + WARSAW PACT Nations (Limited)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-In the early months of 1953, relations falter and tensions rise between Colombia and its neighbor Venezuela under issues of the legitimacy of Venezuela's government. In March, both nations retract their ambassadors and Colombia recalls many of its troops fighting in Asia back home.
-April 1st, Laureano Castro gives a public radio address to both Colombia and anyone listening in Venezuela, stating; "Friends, Countrymen, lend me your ears. The situation I am compelled to discuss with you all is one I have no joy nor contentness in. Rather I am filled with sadness and Grief that comes from the horrors of witnessing and making such decisions. As many of you know our neighbors to the East, the Venezuelans, have for many years been forced under the subjugation of dictators and autocrats. However in the past these leaders have at least looked after their people as children and allowed them some freedoms, though not many. However in recent times the government of Venezuela has over-stepped their boundaries with upstart talk of Jingoism, Racism, and above all else Hatred towards all those not aligned with their beliefs. Even now their leaders call us inferior and call themselves the Heirs to Bolivar. They look at our lands with prying eyes and lust in their hearts. And their military has accepted subjugation to the figure head and dictatorial powers of the junta. We the good people of Colombia must jump and act swiftly so save our Venezuelan Brothers from their corrupt and oppressive government and bring to them the glories and greatness of Democracy and Capitalism. And once again we shall be able to feel harmonious with the fact that our neighbors are free and no longer forced under the Yokes of lesser men."
-Immediately after the speech, British naval ships begin to blockade Venezuelan ports with Colombian aircraft dropping leaflets over major cities urging troops to lay down their arms and civilians to hide. War is declared with Colombia launching an invasion from the sea and the UK invading from British Guyana. The initial invasion captures many of the large coastal cities, including the capital, within the first few weeks. However, with the eruption of the Great Pacific War in the Far East, the UK withdraws many of its divisions to support those wars and thus damaging the timetable for invasion on their side. This allows remnants of the Venezuelan junta and some loyal troops to remain active in the eastern part of the nation as 1954 draws near.
-In occupied zones of Venezuela, Colombian troops hand out food and supplies to civilians and quickly reestablish basic utilities in the cities in order to win the hearts & minds of Venezuelan people. Though some see Colombia as an outside invader despite their dislike of the military junta, most are just plain happy to not be in the line of fire. Reconstruction jobs are immediately offered to unemployed or impoverished Venezuelans to help quickly put their country back on their feet.
-Toward the end of the year, many Venezuelan military units willingly give up their arms and surrender to Colombian troops who welcome them more as misguided brothers than conquered enemies, which helps boost the morale of the defeated armies.
-In both Colombia and occupied Venezuela, the Bogota government passes around pamphlets and hangs posters promoting "Somos Uno", expressing the long history and friendship the peoples of Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela have shared.
-In the late fall, Colombian military officers put together a sniper school in the Andes mountains of Colombia to help better train their commandos and regular soldiers in sharp-shooting.
-With the expansion of the Colombian military's role in the world and especially in Venezuela, the top brass put in requests for the construction of a large transport planes to move large numbers of troops and supplies. Dubbed the Carga-130, the end of the year sees the construction of the first few for flight tests.
-With the expansion of their university system of the years, Bogota puts in a request for the research of nuclear technology. Soon afterward, a collection of university professors put together the Colombian Nuclear Energy & Technology organization and begin studies.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-President Robert Taft Sr. dies in office due to cancer-related illness, Vice President Dwight Eisenhower gains his office.
-Following the growing tensions between North and South Korea, the American government pushes the South to make greater and greater demands against the North, which are eventually impossible to fulfill. With American and British support, the South Koreans invade the North, sparking Moscow's call for Warsaw Pact mobilization. The US soon after sends several hundred thousand men into South Korea to help back the invasion which they eventually take over as the majority participant on the front lines with minor British forces. Though the invasion sees great initial success, the surprise inclusion of the Chinese PLA sees the majority of 1953 put on the defensive and retreat in Korea. In late November, to relieve the front line in the south, the US launches a major invasion into the eastern coast of North Korea, cutting off Soviet lines from their motherland and strategically bombing the hell out of the Chinese border there.
-Emperor Scorpious's maternal grandfather fights in Korea in the USMC and is KIA/MIA, resulting in the Emperor not being born to write this RP. Meta, eh?
-The United States rallies NATO to participate in the Pacific conflict, but only the United Kingdom and the Netherlands willingly join the fight while most others cite being the aggressor is not a prerequisite to participating in the war as part of NATO. Italy, Denmark, and Norway fear another European war that they won't recover from while France angrily shouts about America's previous opposition to its war against North Vietnam just a few years prior.
-Citing the need to keep China at bay, American and British forces jointly invade North Vietnam to oust the socialist government there with Dutch support. American forces are numerous and quickly capture the territories between the two Vietnams but are bogged down by heavy terrain and joint Vietnamese-Chinese troops.
-American troops in both Korea and Vietnam are supported by the widespread use of aircraft carriers off the Asian coast as well as the Philippines and Japan.
-Troops levels are raised in Alaska and West Germany to prepare for any communist incursion into those regions and military command is on high alert throughout. Though Eastern Europe is technically at war, Europe remains quiet as the focus remains in Asia, though tensions are high.
-Back home in the lower 48, the government rallies the populace for the war as a liberation against oppression in Asia and to bring democracy to the poor people there. Victory Gardens, much like WW2, are once again encouraged while a call for 9 million volunteers is made to help fight. Though the end of the year sees several million men volunteer, the recruitment goal isn't reached and some of the populace begin to worry about the return of rationing. The call for a united America against foreign communist forces is heard well, though.
-Marines in Vietnam are told to use guerrilla-style hit-and-run tactics against the Vietnamese but the success of this strategy remains to be seen by the end of the year.
-Using the interstate highway system, the US manages to get large numbers of men and material to the coastlines to ship out to Europe, Alaska and Asia to fight the war effort.
-American engineers at NASA begin developing their own satellite which they hope to launch in early 1954 to compete with the Dutch and Soviet ones.
-American merchant and naval ships discover Soviet cargo ships and barges off the American and Canadian coast far into international waters building artificial islands.
-NASA and nuclear engineers begin working on developing a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead across the world. After preliminary tests, by the end of the year they feel confident in the ability to construct the missiles.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Out of town, unable to send turn.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-The beginning of 1953 witnesses the major bombardment of the coasts of Hainan and Taiwan as the Kuomintang staunchly refuse to accept any peace between the two Chinas. With American military aid, though, the communist blockade literally sinks into the sea with advance of American bombers and submarines freeing the beleaguered nationalist islands.
-With the initial Dutch missile supplies running low, Taipei orders the immediate reverse engineering of their design. Though many of the technical aspects are not quite understood, a feasible working supply is cobbled together later in the year though in combat they prove to not have the accuracy or range of the European purchase.
-A joint British-Kuomintang invasion of the mainland is launched in July of 1953, using the islands and Hong Kong as a staging ground. With majority of Chinese forces drawn into the Korean and Vietnam theaters of war, the invasion makes great initial success into the mainland but are bogged down in fighting toward the end of the year, especially after the assassination of some officers in occupied territories.
-An intensive napalm campaign is introduced into the conflict, seeing great though gruesome results on the nationalist side of the war.
-Every man not studying in a university and the age 18 or above is conscripted into the nationalist military. Though training and morale is terrible for these troops, they prove successful in maintaining occupational zones in the small enclaves carved out of the mainland.
-To keep themselves well supplied, Taipei throws large cash funds toward domestic factories to keep up production of war materials and arms.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-Beijing starts 1953 off with bombardments of coastal towns of Taiwan and Hainan with measured success against the entrenched forces there. But the American-led war in Asia erupting, the US navy begins a systematic take down of the blockade to free their nationalist allies.
-Mao orders almost 3,000,000 'volunteer' soldiers into North Korea to flush back the advancing American and South Korean armies soon after their invasion. Though it takes months of heavy fighting and a large American air campaign along the Korean-Chinese border complicating the movement of supplies, the volunteers manage to push themselves well into South Korea by December.
-Freeing Soviet and North Korean troops, China begins to occupy North Korean and captured South Korean cities.
-With so many troops diverted to the Korean peninsula and elsewhere in Asia, the PLA is caught off guard by the sudden switch from defense to offense by the nationalist forces, surprisingly aided by the British, in southern mainland Chinese territories, though quickly reestablish a front-line by the end of the year despite the failure to recapture Guangzhou.
-PLA leadership begin looking to an answer to the Dutch missiles being fired at it from Taiwan and begin working on their own missiles. By the end of the year, the leadership is confident in the designs of what they're calling the R-5 Shènglì missile. Hopes of connecting this with their ongoing nuclear program is made.
-The communist air force hopes to go onto the offensive with developing long-range bombers to retort the constant American bombing experienced the previous years and the 1953 campaign north of Korea with designing their own large bomber force.
-Despite the ongoing conflicts, much of mainland China sees life as normal with the continued development of Beijing's 5 Year Plan with the economy, witnessing the expansion of infrastructure and medical centers in small towns and rural centers of the countryside.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-Much like the US, the Dutch navy begins adapting nuclear technology with their submarine fleet. By the end of the year, construction of several nuclear submarines begin.
-Dutch and Maluku representatives meet with Australian officials to discuss the possible independence of Papua Island in March. After a few weeks of debating, they work out a timetable for independence with elections taking place in 1959.
-Hoping to answer the Soviet's launch of Sputnik, Amsterdam quickly works on its on project to get itself into space. By the end of December, they manage to launch what they call Satelliet-1 into orbit just before New Years Day. Many onlookers take note of the oddly similar missile design to put the Dutch satellite into orbit to its Russian counterpart.
-Domestically, 1953 sees the expansion of Dutch energy and transportation infrastructure with expanding highways, wind turbine farms, and hydroelectric plant built along the Rhine.
-With help from British engineers and Dutch administration, the European Nuclear Technology Association manages to construct a nuclear plant at Beveren, Belgium. Major safety protocols are put in place by the organization to ensure nothing goes wrong.
-Working with the British and the ENTA, Amsterdam sets itself to begin working on becoming a nuclear power and toward the end of October witnesses the testing of the world's first thermonuclear H-Bomb off the west coast of Sumatra.
-To help rebuild the French military after its defeat in Indochina, the Netherlands offer them a lend-lease arms deal that sells the French government their napalm and missiles. Paris quickly takes up the deal.
-At an air force base in southern Netherlands, the Dutch military begins construction of a large missile base.
-With the American-British invasion of North Vietnam, Amsterdam lends its military support, allowing the use of Sumatra and other parts of the East Indies as staging grounds and air bases to strike toward the communist forces.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-February 3rd sees the launch of the world's first artificial satellite, known as Sputnik, by the Soviet Union in central Asia. The government and people applaud the achievement of their great country and communism while the western world looks in both awe and fear at the technological leap forward.
-March sees the enactment of a mass construction program in major cities across the Soviet Union. The purpose is to build affordable apartments with more space, calling for "large homes for a large country". The hope is to move many of the impoverished Soviet people out of single-room apartments into a more livable space and to provide extra jobs for the poor.
-With the joint invasion of North Korea by South Korean, American and British forces, Moscow and Pyongyang enact the Warsaw Pact to declare war on the invading nations a day after ironically holding a pro-Allies Mayday Parade in the city in celebration of the defeat of Nazism in Europe. Soon after, the USSR is rallying much of Eastern Europe in unity under the Red Star, though the continent doesn't break out into war just yet as the focus remains in Asia.
-Delegations are sent to Iran and Israel to strengthen ties between the USSR and both countries. Days after the Soviet entourage arrives in Tehran, they are quickly kicked out of the country as the Shah takes power over the nation in a coup. In Israel, they are warmly welcomed but later to be accepting only in an attempt to acquire military hardware from the USSR, to which in hopes of keeping Tel Aviv happy, supply them with.
-An anti-corruption scheme is set up by the government with help from the French government to crack down on bribery and blackmail both in government and the military, but with the onset of war in the Pacific, France is forced to withdraw cooperation but maintains diplomatic ties with the USSR - for now, at least.
-The invasion of North Korea comes as a mild surprise to Soviet military leadership in the country and the first few weeks of fighting sees many defeats at the hands of the democracies. By the end of the summer, American and South Korean forces come within 30 miles of the North Korean capital but are soon repelled by the swelling of Chinese troops across the Asian peninsula. Though Beijing and Moscow have had their political disagreements before, saving the communist North Korean state is a uniting issue between their militaries.
-The end of the year sees the push back of democratic forces in Korea almost into the sea, but Soviet military is once again caught by surprise with the invasion of North Korea on its western coastline which eventually cuts the Soviet Union off from its forces in North Korea without going through China - which proves difficult due to the lack of infrastructure to do so and the further complication of American bombing campaigns.
-Soviet cargo ships throughout the Pacific begin to sink across the ocean which Moscow quickly determine is from expanding American submarine warfare.
-With the onset of the war, Moscow's military quickly begin working on developing improved MiG fighters and extensive Anti-Ballistic Missile systems. MiG designs are laid out by the end of the year while ABM research takes a little longer due to looking into improving targeting systems first.
-Due to the need for military personnel in East Asia, the crack down on Armenian rebels in Azerbaijan slows to a non-priority conflict for Moscow.
-Soviet military commanders make confused looks as they watch the launch of the Dutch satellite in a very familiar rocket design.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Working with the new governments in Iran and Iraq, Turkey works out trade deals to foster economic growth and relations between the two. The Shah is more than pleased to take up economic cooperation with Turkey after severing many economic ties with the USSR. Istanbul takes advantage of this to hope increase industrial growth in central and eastern parts of the country in cooperation with its Persian neighbor.
-To much of the disgust of many hard-line conservatives and nationalists, and large verbal disputes in parliament, Turkey puts on the table for a referendum for the people of Turkish Armenia and Turkish Kurdistan for a possible future independence. Armenia, strongly influenced by the insurrection of Armenians in neighboring Azerbaijan, vote for an overwhelming yes for independence while Kurdistan does the same but with a smaller turn-out.
-Turkish engineers continue to toy with radios for improved long-distance communications. After a few months of tinkering, they are certain they have created a radio that is powerful enough to send transmissions halfway around the world with very improved quality.
-Due to the growing world tensions and sitting in the middle of a sea of communist nations, Turkey begins researching air-to-air missile technology using the old German V2 as a prototype much like the Dutch years prior. The hope is to be able to shoot down any missiles that may start flying toward Turkey in the event of a world war.

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daschnek - Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Capital City: Hanoi
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Left Wing Nationalist)

-With the help of Chinese officers, the North Vietnamese government organizes and trains all military units - regular and militia - into the Vietnam People's Army, which is quickly used to reinforce Laotian communist rebels in their neighbor country. After several weeks of fighting, the united force manages to capture Laos's capital and push southward. Complete occupation of Laos is only stopped with the invasion of American, British, and Dutch forces in May that reinforce the weak and demoralized Laos democratic opponents.
-Growing ties with their large communist neighbor to the north, the Viet Minh embrace full socialism in their government and create a large number of democratic worker cooperatives in major factories and industries in the north, with a strong emphasis on railroad construction in hopes of further tying the country together. Designs to implement an electric train system is made but plans are drawn back and put on hold due to the onset of war.
-Attempts to begin reconstruction after the liberation from France is begun early in the year, but much of the work is torn apart with the invasion and bombing campaign by American and Dutch air forces.
-In reaction to the invasion, the Vietnamese military soon begin reverse engineering Chinese weaponry and equipment to help their armies in combat. Small arms are quickly redesigned as Vietnamese and begin mass production, though reconstructing the Chinese tanks take longer due to limited production equipment.
-The joint invasion force sees many quick successes against invading North Vietnam from the sea but as they forces get drawn into the jungles, the armies slow down and clashes between forces become more smaller than the initial large invasion battles.

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Alliance map of Turn 8

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-France
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Yugoslavia
-Romania
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-North Korea
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Ecuador
-Venezuela
-Brazil

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EEA map of Turn 8

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 8

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba

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WEPU map of Turn 8

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico
-Republic of China

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EEU map of Turn 8

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Syria
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Mongolia
-Israel
-Iran
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 8

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 8

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Romania
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-North Korea
-Mongolia
-North Vietnam

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ISA map of Turn 8

International Socialist Alliance Members:


-People's Republic of China
-Yugoslavia
-Egypt
-Greece
-Romania
-Bolivia

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USAN map of Turn 8

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Brazil
-Ecuador
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 9: 1954

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Political map of Turn 9

Pathe News Reviews 1954 - A Year Of Endeavour (1954)08:24

Pathe News Reviews 1954 - A Year Of Endeavour (1954)

Featured News Reel of 1954


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48776733&viewfull=1#post48776733

World Events from January 1st, 1954 to December 31st, 1954:

-January 8th-13th, riots break out in Iceland's cities over membership of NATO and being involved in a foreign war with pro-NATO and anti-NATO supporters clashing in the streets.
-January 15th, the leading powers of the Great Pacific War meet and end the conflict with the following terms:
--America will continue its conflict with North Vietnam without interference from China.
--Korea will be split along the borders as defined at the 38th parallel.
--American, British, South Korean and Canadian forces will withdraw from China completely.
--America will maintain troop levels in Japan.
--America will not interfere with the Taipei government or its conflict with the Beijing government in any capacity.
-Warsaw Pact European nations begin demobilization of troops along their borders with NATO aligned nations in February.
-The first Burger King opens.
-Construction begins in southwest France to build the country's first nuclear power plant with the aid of the ENTA.
-French troops and any remaining administration personnel withdraw from Indochina. This in turns frees French troops to combat Algerian rebels that have become quite troublesome in North Africa.
-The Kingdom of Cambodia, now fully independent, calls for its neutrality in the Vietnam-American war and sets a date for national elections next year in 1955.
-Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville.
-The volatile Republic of Cyprus, newly independent from the UK last year, undergoes a slightly bloody coup in which communists take over the nation and proclaim the Democratic Republic of Cyprus with Ezekias Papaioannou as its leader. Most of the nationalists from the previous government disappear over the weeks soon after. The new government promises to increase ties with Greece and Yugoslavia.
-Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas commits suicide after being accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder his chief political opponent.
-Angered after America's continued war in Vietnam and a sizable communist minority elected to government, France formally withdraws from NATO much to the dismay of the United Kingdom and other allies.
-The United Nations reconvenes in April, though many nations feel that the institution is useless and pointless after the Pacific War and don't put much mind to it.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Azerbaijan: Soviet Union + Azerbaijan vs. Armenian separatists (since January 1952)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Karen National Liberation Army (since May 1952)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Malaysia: Colombia + Malaysia vs. communist rebel groups (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + UK (limited) + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam + Laos democratic government vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)
-Chinese Civil War: People's Republic of China vs. Republic of China + United Kingdom (since April 1947)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Republic of Colombia
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Colombian Conservative Party (Centrist-Right)

-Bogota, as leading member of the WHC which is now severed from the defunct United Nations, creates the World Civil Defense Coalition as a military arm of the WHC. Their mission statement focuses on resolving internal civil strife and wars within nations. Their first international mission results in a success as they manage to persuade Armenian rebels to come to the negotiation table with Soviet officials, though many other nations are skeptical of how effective they will be in the long run, as formal Colombian forces are replaced in Burma and Malaysia with WCDC units, though Colombia's Marine Corps is kept to reinforce them.
-Colombian forces finally conquer the rest of the Venezuela and begin a transition government overseen by Bogota's military. The army remains to occupy the cities and main roads of Venezuela while helping in reconstruction of the country while helping coordinate local Venezuelan workforce in rebuilding.
-Working in on their friendship and alliance to the UK in regards to Venezuela, Bogota offers a large sum for the purchase of the islands Trinidad and Tobago, which after some consideration, the United Kingdom accepts. Despite the acquisition, some politicians in government fear a national bankruptcy with the continued purchase of oversea territories over the past few years.
-A trade summit is held in Bogota for the Caribbean Free Trade Union in hopes of securing more nations under its belt, which the transition government in Venezuela agrees to, as well as the new dictator of Guatemala.
-Despite the free trade summit, the government begins to move to a "Colombian jobs for Colombians" to ramp up jobs for domestic nationals instead of foreign immigrant workers, particularly in the electronics and heavy machinery industries.
-The Colombian Air Force, using C-130s built the previous year, begin installing weaponry on board to make a large advanced gunship, dubbing them the AC-130s.
-Bogota's Colombian Nuclear Energy & Technology Organization continues their research making enough advances to hope to have a working power plant by the end of the decade.
-Pope Pius XII, at the invitation of Bogota, makes a short trip to Colombia. Though hopes were for a full tour of the country, due to health concerns he only stays in the capital for a few days before returning to Rome. Despite this, many Colombians feel encouraged by the pontiff's visit.
-A USAN meeting is held in Brazil to discuss foreign issues within South America, but is cut short by the suicide of Brazil's president.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Pending the peace agreements by China and the USSR, the US withdraws its troops out of North Korea and diverts them to the 38th parallel while releasing all POWs. Reconstruction of South Korea begins immediately, though the government remains angry at the US for giving up on their unification at their expense.
-Majority of troops and material used in Korea is transported directly to the Vietnamese front, Japan, and Europe, while many volunteers are demobilized much to their disappointment since many had just arrived in Korea from basic. Despite initial gains, early in the year, progress slows just outside of Hanoi by year's end due to hostile local populaces and surprise IPA attacks.
-Meanwhile in the Air Force and Navy, the US seeks to retire older WW II machines in replace for new nuclear powered fleets and jet aircraft. The process is slow, but manages to decommission many of the old submarines and prop planes by the end of the year.
-Much like the USSR and Netherlands the year before, the US manages to launch a satellite into orbit at the end of January, much to the applause of Congress and pride of the American people.
-The US turns to Europe's NATO members to work on defensive plans in case of another war erupting in Europe. Majority members are uneasy at American aggression in the Pacific the year prior, but fear of a Soviet invasion takes hold more and they begin to work out infrastructure and troop plans, though France drops out of the alliance mid-year due to other domestic issues along with distancing with America.
-Tax breaks are given to companies putting more money toward technology research, specifically in the field of space flight.
-In April, a small panic takes hold of coastal cities after newspapers report Soviet artificial islands have been built off the east coast and Gulf of Mexico. Though their purpose remains unseen, many take easy guesses for their purposes. (Yes, this is on the world map. You may have to squint)
-Embarking on a green energy and jobs program, Washington passes a bill to construct wind turbines much like Colombia throughout the mid-west and the territory of Alaska. Some question why the country's northern most territory, sparsely populated, receives them but most don't really dwell on it.
-By the end of the year, Washington pushes toward equal pay measures for women in the labor force. Citing examples like the Republic of China and women's great help during WW2's manufacturing boom, it is easily passed.
-The Pentagon, hoping to stay on edge in military hardware, begins designing new supersonic jet fighters and heavier tanks for combat. After some designs and redesigns, the Air Force introduces the F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber and the US Army showcases the M103 heavy tank. Both go into production late into the year and top brass hope they can effectively help the battlefield in Vietnam.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Yugoslavia begins the year breaking off ties with the People's Republic of China and dissolving the International Socialist Alliance. In its place, Tito creates the Non-Alignment League with more or less the same principles but with less China in it.
-Outreach is made to Hungary, Romania, and Czechoslovakia to leave the USSR's sphere, though due to Moscow's rallying of communist nations through the Pacific War, Hungary and Czechoslovakia remain in the Soviet's alignment. Romania, on the other hand, takes considerable considerations into the invitation and after Soviet re-annexation of neighboring Ukraine, decides to drop out of the Warsaw Pact.
-Belgrade's security forces begin a purge of pro-Soviet and Stalinist supporters throughout Yugoslavia. Though the move makes Romania, who remains Stalinist after leaving Moscow, a little nervous, many non-Soviet, non-Chinese aligned nations see the move as something to applaud.
-Focusing on developing their eastern republics, Belgrade begins construction of numerous oil refineries in Albania while expanding ports along the Bosnian coast. By the end of the year, shipping increases along the Adriatic much to the delight of Tito.
-Just as the Soviet Union makes a public condemnation of the US's hostile actions the year prior, Yugoslavia denounces Soviet aggression against the poor, defenseless Armenians inside Azerbaijan and their plight for self-determination. Their proclamations soon simmer and quiet after the USSR begins negotiations with Armenians to form a state within the Caucasus.
-Much to the dislike of British and Colombian officials, Yugoslavia begins shipping supplies to communist groups in Burma and Malaysia. Though now well armed, the groups still have quite a fight ahead of them to continue the world armed struggle against the imperialists of their respective countries.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-Despite the American withdraw of support for the Taipei government, the nationalist Chinese forces refuse to remove themselves from their mainland conquests along with the British recommitting their backing of the RoC and entrench themselves along the coastal provinces. What some call optimistic, the Taipei government proclaims Guangzhou Province a part of the Republic of China and if Beijing wants it, they must fight for it.
-Taipei moves their economy into a Total War economy, pushing massive funds into war industries both on the islands and portions of the mainland liberated from the communists. Women are drafted into the workforce along with men and laws for equal pay for equal work are established so not to deprive them of their rightfully earned wages, boosting their morale.
-Production of the Dutch missiles are continued, with more effective replicas produced every month into the year. These missiles are used to great effect in slowing communist advances in the southern coast, along with aggressive napalm attacks. Taipei knows that this may be a fight to the death for them and aim to utilize every tool at hand to slow it.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-As per the January 15th Peace Agreement, China withdraws its forces from South Korea to the 38th parallel, which it reinforces in case of a break in the cease-fire. Chinese PLA units then begin to help rebuild both North Korea and its government. Backing Beijing-friendly factions in North Korea, Pak Hon-yong is ousted from a leadership position and Soviet administrators are expelled from the country, which formally withdraws from Warsaw Pact and other Soviet-led organizations citing their failure to secure its reunification. All American and European soldiers captured during the war while South Korean soldiers are kept in POW camps in Manchuria until further notice.
-The PLA begins a massive conscription process of all men and women above the age of 18. Their stated goal is to make the homeland more defensive in case of a continued outbreak of hostilities, as well as educate, indoctrinate and discipline much of the populace. Though their stated goal is to reach 10 million soldiers, the leading brass expect it may take some time to put the infrastructure in place to train and utilize the large number of soldiers by the end of the year. The first few batches of soldiers are sent to the front lines in the south, while others are diverted to reconstruction of cities and infrastructure elsewhere in the nation.
-Beijing sends naval ships to reintroduce the blockade around Taiwan and Hainan after the peace, but due to the massive devastation from American submarines in the prior year, the naval administration finds they cannot effectively choke the islands as they once did, especially with the entire southern coastline occupied. The Royal Navy steps up their assaults on Beijing's remaining fleets to keep the southern Chinese seas free of communist ships.
-An extensive naval and aerial production is soon begun afterward in northern China, which Beijing uses to upgrade their fleets, hoping to build new technologies to combat the strong American naval power in the Pacific.
-Despite the peace agreement stating that America will not interfere with the self-proclaimed Republic of China, Beijing's generals fear possible covert aid if American forces in Vietnam are able to border RoC controlled territories in the southern coast and focus their land campaign in that region first. They receive massive losses from the British and Nationalists who have fortified their gains heavily.
-Beijing announces their intentions to fully annex all nationalist controlled territories as they liberate them while permitting American forces to do the same as they advance just over the border in Vietnam.
-In the summer, the Tibetan city of Lhasa experiences major riots against the occupying Chinese government but is quickly stomped down on afterward.
-Soon after the Lhasa City Riots, what starts out as a small uprising against the PLA in Hotan, Xinjiang explodes in rebellion against the Beijing occupation as Uyghur rebels fueled by nationalist memories begin to attack PLA units. Though the PLA moves a stronger presence into the region, the uprising persists into the new year.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-Expanding their participation in the Indochina War, Dutch bombers are spotted throughout North Vietnam and Laos bombing napalm on enemy targets, though with the IPA's movement underground, finding spots to bomb become difficult throughout the year.
-Dutch special forces hold joint training with the British SAS early in the year for operations in Indochina. These are mirrored by Sumatra's newly formed special forces training with Australian troops, giving Indonesian jungles good training ground for operations on the Asian mainland.
-In celebration of Dutch forces in the liberation of Indonesia from Indonesia, a large parade is held in Java as it marks its first day as an independent nation, newly released from Amsterdam but still in the Dutch Commonwealth. The parade showcases the Netherlands's brand new ICBM missiles, which onlookers take note as a declaration that the Netherlands is not a small, weak nation anymore.
-In the summer, Amsterdam creates the Republic of Suriname in South America as another new nation in the Dutch Commonwealth.
-Hoping to crack down on government corruption, parliament passes a bill to reward its citizens who report bribery, blackmail, and other forms of corruption and scandal. What starts out as a successful process to catch a few dirty hands soon becomes a witch-hunt in Amsterdam with many obviously false reports by those seeking to make a quick guilder.
-Using advances made in years prior, Dutch scientists work out to make the power gained from solar cells more efficient. When they finish, they have a much improved version than before but believe better models may be able to be produced in the future.
-Toward the end of the year, Amsterdam begins the process preparing festivities for celebrating 150 years of the monarchy's rule of the Dutch and its colonies.
-Seeing the Dutch satellite floating up in space, some phone companies begin to wonder if they can be utilized for their own purpose in the Netherlands, though they realize that any future infrastructure for such a feat is quite a long while away.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The Soviet Red Army pulls out of their respective parts of the Great Pacific War after the January 15th peace agreement is reached, which is ensured by Chinese forces in Korea that manage to expel Soviet administrators along with their soldiers.
-The USSR releases all their POWs to their corresponding nations, and as a further sign of good faith, releases the remaining American spies captured years earlier whom are very glad to finally go home.
-During the peace agreement, the Soviet delegation publicizes a film made at an undisclosed location of Soviet nuclear testing, which is time-stamped some years prior. Many in the west soon realize how close they could have come to global nuclear devastation.
-With help from the WCDC from Colombia, Armenian nationalists come to the negotiating table with the USSR and Azerbaijan, where they work out a deal to create an independent Armenia from both Soviet and Azerbaijan lands. Though the former nation is unhappy with the prospect, they are relieved the fighting is over. Part of the agreement is that Armenia remain neutral despite their nationalist leanings, much like that of Austria and Switzerland, in return for an end to the conflict.
-As the year progresses on, trade with the Kalingrade Special Economic Zone soon returns with western nations, though it has yet to reach its trade levels prior to the Pacific War.
-The USSR embarks on a massive propaganda campaign using the Pacific War as a tool to unify eastern European communist nations under its wing. As part of the campaign, Ukraine and Belarus are slowly integrated back into the USSR for defensive purposes, though they retain their governments in domestic issues. Despite the rallying of communists against the aggressive west, Romania opts out of the unity to grow closer with Yugoslavia.
-To better fight a possible two-front war, the Soviet Union begins a gigantic infrastructure program to connect east side of Siberia, to the southern part of Kazakhstan to the most western part of Belarus with rail road and high way systems. Work starts off slowly, but as more laborers are directed to the program major portions around Moscow and Siberia are completed by the end of the year.
-With Ukraine back under Moscow's governance, advanced farming techniques are made to boost wheat output. With better watch over the plant's growth, 1954 sees one of the most plentiful harvests seen in the country.
-Dubbing it the Antonov A754, Moscow's airlines reveal a new sleek four-engine jet airliner in the summer. Hopes are that the jet will be a commercial success and a small order by some eastern European nations are put forward toward the end of the year.
-Hoping to be the communist powerhouse in electronics, Moscow moves large funds toward electronics companies in hopes of both furthering production and research.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Northwest and Southwest Turkey, full of Armenians and Kurds respectively, are given more autonomous rule in their home provinces, though under a watchful eye of Istanbul to both help them along and maintain economic hegemony.
-Construction of the Turkish interstate continues, with major sections being connected between Istanbul and Ankara.
-Along the coastal regions of the Black Sea, Istanbul sets out to build an oil empire and spur job creation with the construction of several refineries.

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daschnek - Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Capital City: Hanoi
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Left Wing Nationalist)

-With the withdraw of Chinese support and troops from North Vietnam, the government in Hanoi strengthen ties with its Laos rebel neighbors whom have had significant advances in their country. A week after the Great Pacific War ends, the Viet Minh government while formally retreating from Hanoi announces the creation of the Indochina People's Army with the integration of North Vietnamese and Laos military units.
-As the American and Dutch forces advance northward, the IPA retreats from the coast and cities making the invading forces pay with their blood for every inch they advance with landmines and hit-and-run attacks on convoys.
-Leaving behind pamphlets in local communities, some of which are quietly smuggled into South Vietnam, the Viet Minh warn of the atrocities of the American invaders have committed and give an image of a more brutal colonial rule than what the French had. After some organization, an underground group called the National Liberation Front forms in South Vietnam and occupied American territories. Soon after, American troops are heard nicknaming the guerrilla movement, "the Viet Cong" which begin a large campaign against American and South Vietnamese forces in their respective zones.
-Inside territories still controlled by the IPA, a large propaganda campaign with pamphlets and posters is funded to give left-wing socialist and anarchist teachings to local peoples and the good such philosophies can bring them. These are usually seen side by side with American imperial-capitalist posters, emphasizing the evil of not following said teachings. All found within American occupied zones are quickly destroyed.
-American convoys and armored units are soon pegged and pelted with anti-tank weaponry, mostly homemade amateur builds that are seen to be used by great affect. This eventually slows down the American advance on Hanoi by the end of the year.
-With the retreats throughout the year, the IPA perfect an entrenching tool which some soldiers are dubbing "the mole claw", being a solid shovel head attached to a glove with the intent of the wearer's arm used as the main "shaft" of the shovel. This allows quick and timely removal of dirt for trenches and tunnels while keeping them small and tight. Though crude, the tool proves effective in protecting IPA soldiers from shells and capture.

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Alliance map of Turn 9

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Ecuador
-Venezuela
-Brazil

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EEA map of Turn 9

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 9

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Ecuador
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba
-Guatemala

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WEPU map of Turn 9

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico
-Republic of China

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EEU map of Turn 9

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Egypt
-Israel
-India

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ENTA map of Turn 9

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 9

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia
-North Vietnam

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NAL map of Turn 9

Non-Alignment League Members:


-Yugoslavia
-Egypt
-Greece
-Romania
-Bolivia

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USAN map of Turn 8

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Colombia
-Venezuela
-Brazil
-Ecuador
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 10: 1955

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Political map of Turn 10

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Featured Music Reel of 1955


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World Events from January 1st, 1955 to December 31st, 1955:

-Revolución Libertadora in Argentina were a military coup overthrows President Juan Domingo Perón.
-South Sudan rebels against British colonial forces due to their administration with North & South Sudan together.
-Albert Einstein dies at age 76.
-In mid April, a car bomb goes off in Paris, France, killing three leading members of the minority communist party. A day later, a prominent socialist newspaper editor is found dead in his apartment. The deaths lead many left wing followers to hold major protests on May 1st. What begin as peaceful marches soon divulge into mass riots as police try to quell the chaos. At the end of the day, the home of the president, the Élysée Palace, is discovered on fire. Throughout the year afterward, the Paris government becomes totally deadlocked with each party blaming the other for the eruption of civil strife and riots continue to erupt throughout the year in major cities across France, resulting in dozens of deaths of both protesters, policemen, left wing sympathizers and right wing ideologues.
-Socialist Cyprus holds a referendum to join motherland Greece, which results in an overwhelming vote for union.
-José Antonio Remón Cantera, president of Panama, is assassinated at a race track in Panama City; José Ramón Guizado becomes president afterward.
-Disneyland opens in California.
-Taking advantage of the political strife in France, Algerian rebels expand their attacks on French forces throughout the region.
-Winston Churchill resigns from the office of Prime Minister due to health-related issues as well as public ridicule for failing to contain communist China.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Azerbaijan: Soviet Union + Azerbaijan vs. Armenian separatists (since January 1952)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Gran Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Karen National Liberation Army vs. Pa-O National Organization (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Gran Colombian Republic
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia (Centrist)

-The government, fearing the possibly of a future nuclear war, begins construction on a number of governmental and public fallout shelters designed to keep people safe from fallout. Many are built in the mountains of Colombia with large vault-shaped doors as entrances.
-In early February, the transitional Venezuelan government holds a referendum to join in union with Colombia. With an overwhelming vote to join, the country celebrates with its integration in mid summer.
-Following the Venezuelan referendum, Ecuador holds a similar vote for its people in late March. Though the tally for union isn't as high as Venezuela, they make it just past the mark to join. The government in Bogota reforms itself to incorporate representatives from the new territories. Not losing their entire government, both states are federalized under the new government as part of Gran Colombia. Of course, a couple Ecuadorian and Venezuelan nationalist parties pop up and get a tiny minority in the new national government, but both are overwhelmingly eclipsed by the new Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia.
-By early fall, Bogota's first order of business is integrating the infrastructure of Ecuador and Venezuelan states together, which many Colombian engineers find to be in poor condition. Majority of the projects focus on water management to make sure every citizen of the new country has clean water to drink and poop in.
-The government begins to give subsidies to farmers, especially those focusing on cocoa production, to help keep growing their agriculture sector.
-Gran Colombia reaches out to India in hopes of growing the two nations together and offers the possibility of lucrative trade agreements. India gladly takes the friendly gesture with a great eye on Colombia's agricultural success.
-Elsewhere in Asia, Gran Colombian troops and AC-130s are deployed in mass against the communist insurrections in Burma and Malaysia to once and for all destroy them. They find great success in Malaysia throughout the year with the troop surge with most troops maintaining mop up attacks on fleeing insurgents by the end of December. A number of troops take note of many eastern European weapons captured after their attacks. Meanwhile in Burma, the insurgents seem to disappear over night prior to troop surge. As Colombian marines search through the jungles, they find themselves often mangled in deadly booby-traps and discover a number of dug-out tunnel systems. The Communist Party of Burma remains a going concern by the end of the year, and a more deadly one at that as Colombian casualties begin to rise in the country.
-With Bogota at the lead, the WHC begins a humanitarian program in Burma and Malaysia to repair the damages and help those affected by the insurgencies. Their results mimic the military successes to each, faring far better in Malaysia than Burma.
-WCDC attempts to hold talks between the Burmese national government, the Karen insurgency and the Pa-O insurgency, hoping to give them autonomy in trade for ending the conflicts, but with the newly gained threat the communists pose and an already bloody conflict with the ethnic nationals, the Burmese government holds their demands too high for the others to comply with.
-Colombian scientists at the end of the year announce the creation of a solar cell 15% more efficient than those made in the years prior.
-Hoping to improve their coffee production, leading agriculturalists at Colombian universities cultivate a coffee bean designed with 10% more caffeine in it than previously seen in any variation of the plant.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-With experienced units from China and Korea up north brought down to Vietnam, American forces set their sights to capture Hanoi by the end of March. As the assault begins, they find that the Indonesian People's Army has heavily dug in. Paratroopers rain down across the city are quickly fired upon by IPA and armed civilians while advancing American infantry are slaughtered in what are later discovered to be fake retreats to lure the army into booby-traps. Often, American infantry are disgusted and horrified to find their MIA and KIA comrades left to rot in the street, only to discover landmines buried beneath their bodies, increasing the causalities further. Top brass had hoped to seize Hanoi in two weeks, but the city manages to fall after six weeks of hard fighting, after which many officers are weary of the true pacification of the city. At the end of the day, Americans number almost 12,000 causalities marking it as the bloodiest battle of the war yet. (Just for those who may not know, causalities are deaths + wounded, not just kills)
-To help fight the now hardened IPA soldiers along with their guerrilla counterparts, the US deploys a large surge of troops into Indochina using those fresh from recruitment for the Great Pacific War the year prior. They hope filling the jungles of North Vietnam with enough men will clear out the enemy, but instead they find bloody battles with more gruesome booby-traps.
-Hoping to work around the fear the IPA and Viet Cong have put into the minds of villagers, the American army embarks on a "win the people, win the war" strategy. The air force focuses on precision strikes against known enemy encampments while the army and marines begin giving vaccinations to villagers and help rebuild captured infrastructure. The plan goes rough as the Viet Cong ceaselessly assault and destroy much built throughout the year and the plan is all but pegged a failure after General MacArthur, leader of the American forces in Vietnam, is killed during a publicity show of him with Vietnamese villagers receiving aid by an assailant throwing a grenade to his feet. The president later appoints General Maxwell Taylor to the Vietnam theater in somber replacement.
-On the home front, to avoid the newspapers filling with reports of the Vietnamese war, Eisenhower announces a "War on Illiteracy", hoping to make every American able to read by the end of the decade. The first part of the plan is the construction of new schools throughout the south and west coast to ease their reach for students.
-Congress passes a renewed NASA budget, after being embarrassed by how late America was to launching a satellite into orbit. The new funds are given along with a mission to put a man on the Earth's moon as soon as possible. NASA engineers are weary of the goal's schedule, but more than eager to make it happen with the beginning of outlining a new rocket to get Americans there. Meanwhile, Pentagon officials are often seen at NASA offices to help coordinate their technology into military use.
-The first testing of America's power grid being hooked to new Midwestern windfarms goes well, though a brown out here and there is often discovered.
-American companies are encouraged to invest their money in South Africa and Ethiopia in hopes of promoting peace and friendship to those nations. Their money and business is happily accepted by both.
-President Eisenhower gives a speech in April on the state of NATO after the Great Pacific War, noting their strengths and weaknesses as shown through the conflict. France and Iceland are spoken of coldly in leaving the alliance, though Paris ears are left deaf to the remarks as riots spread across their country. Later in the speech, Eisenhower speaks on how he hopes Britain, Netherlands, and West Germany are able to build themselves into a greater role in the alliance, becoming along with the US the four pillars holding it together.
-Early in the year, the USAF develop what they're calling the Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, or Huey as some pilots are nicknaming it. (note to self: don't forget his damn research this time)

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Belgrade sends out invitation to many, many nations across the globe to gain their support in the Non-Alignment Movement to disassociate themselves with the East vs West that is slowly consuming the world. After seeing the eruption of the Great Pacific War, many nations decide it is a good idea, though few in Europe do so, with only Iceland joining after leaving NATO. The government in France considers the proposal, but with the eruption of civil strife in France, the measure is put to the side. As the first summit is held in Belgrade in late fall, members vote for President Nasser of Egypt to be Secretary General of the organization.
-Early in the year, with assistance with Greece, the Yugoslav army takes over military bases abandoned by the British throughout Cyprus. Using their new strategic location, they along with the Greek navy hold war games to keep their militaries top notch.
-President Josef Tito addresses in an open speech in Belgrade as a sign of peace and friendship to ask the Soviet Union to help rebuild trust and friendship between the two socialist nations. When the speech is finished, several shots ring out from the crowd toward the podium, hitting the Yugoslav leader. He is immediately rushed off stage by security for medical treatment, but unfortunately succumbs to his wounds two days later.
-Shortly after the president's death, Bulgarian cities erupt in protest and riots over the independence of their nation despite its mostly autonomous rule within Yugoslavia. Belgrade officials are baffled as to the cause of the civil strife, but after a week, they die down with the announcement of secession of eastern Macedonia voting to join the Bulgarian socialist republic.
-In mid-summer, Trieste is given autonomous rule within Yugoslavia.
-With the death of Tito and civil strife in Bulgaria, the new Belgrade leadership create the Territorial Defense Force, a military arm separate from other parts of the armed forces to be used as a home guard for the Yugoslav state.
-Following other nations in attempts to reach space, the space program at Krk begin working on their own satellite. Work goes well, but not in time to launch by the end of the year. Leading scientists expect the great Yugoslavia will join the space race in early 1956.
-By the end of the year after expanding on their medical knowledge, Yugoslav doctors develop what they believe is a prototype Malaria vaccination. Though early testing do not show great success, medical researchers believe that they're on the right track.

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MyBumBum - Republic of China
Capital City: Taipei
Leading Political Party: Kuomintang (Right-Wing)

-With the onslaught of the People's Liberation Army flooding the southern mainland and the bloody capture of Hainan, leaders of the nationalist Republic of China call for surrender in a somber speech applauding the Kuomintang in their valiant, heroic yet defeated fight.
-Many nationalist supporters and leaders, with their families, flee the advancing communist forces as they enter Taiwan, mostly aboard British ships heading toward Australia or the UK itself.
-The war officially ends on May 1st, 9 years and 1 month after renewed hostilities at the end of World War II.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-With the fallout between Beijing and Belgrade, China officially closes down the Yugoslav embassy and declares their diplomats persona non grata.
-Early in the year, the PLA launch what British newspapers call "the red tidal wave" against nationalist and English forces in southern China. Their attacks are hard and relentless, assaulting and bombing as many positions without discretion.
-As the British retreat from their captured territories, Hong Kong begins evacuating personnel, English citizens and Chinese supporters. Hundreds are evacuated from the city as communist troops enter the outskirts and begin artillery bombardment. The last helicopter flies from the rooftop of the British administrative building just 20 minutes before PLA troops raise their flag above it.
-As the mainland falls, communist forces begin bombarding Hainan and Taiwan with intermediate missiles and devastate the islands. Hainan soon surrenders by mid April but Taiwan holds out just a bit longer to evacuate their leaders as a communist invasion force begins landing across the beaches. When the war ends, the body count is gigantic but Beijing overlooks this as victory is finally found after almost a decade of war.
-With the war over, many PLA soldiers are deployed to infrastructure reconstruction programs instead of being left to go home. This is explained by the need to get the Chinese nation back to 100% in the case of another threat to their homeland arises, as well as create better housing throughout the country.
-Along with better infrastructure, new hospitals are built throughout the rural regions for better healthcare. Their goal is to focus on better infant care to prevent child deaths and poorly given births.
-Hoping to join the nuclear powers, China begins working on construction of what they hope to be a fully operational nuclear plant in the future outside Beijing. Though many are unsure where China is in developing such technology, navy administrators begin working on designs for a nuclear submarine much like the American's as well.
-Toward the end of the year, to show renewed friendship between Beijing and Moscow, both armies of the two nations hold a small war game near the Mongolian border as a sign of furthering ties together.
-While the PLA's forces focus almost entirely on the RoC, the rebels in Xinjing continue to harass what few divisions of men are stationed there.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-Hoping to expand participation in the Indochinese War, the Dutch top brass launch a massive, indiscriminate bombing campaign across all of Laos and Vietnam the likes of which has not been seen since World War II and the Great Pacific War. Though major population centers across southeast Asia burn from Dutch napalm, by the end of the year it becomes more difficult to determine its true effectiveness militarily due to the IPA's movement, literally, underground. The enlarged involvement of the Dutch leads to the commission of military helicopters and two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to be built. Construction is expected to finish in two years.
-Hoping to expand nuclear power plants in Europe and take advantage of German engineering brilliance and work ethic, Amsterdam and London work with Bonn government of West Germany to integrate them into the European Nuclear Technology Association.
-In hopes of improving further nuclear and other technology, the Dutch government begins a scholarship program to honor students hoping to get college degrees in science fields. By the end of the year, several dozen receive the money and hopes are next year will have even more accepted.
-Subsidies are given to radio companies to develop better ways to communicate with Dutch satellites. Throughout the year, they work on improved broadcasting as well as working on clarity. Leading researchers hope to have the ability to ping radio signals off of future satellites within a few year's time.
-Hoping to improve farm production and perhaps become a minor breadbasket in western Europe, the Labor Party gives subsidies to farmers who use solar panels, wind turbines and drip irrigation on their lands. Few actually do pick up on the new technologies, some just unable to understand the workings of such things, but enough buy into the program that the government feels it is successful.
-Diplomatic relations are sought to improve with South Africa, though Amsterdam puts forward that South Africa's apartheid system will inevitably slow down further exchanges of friendship. The SA government shrugs off the reprimand.
-For a week, all of the Netherlands, and some parts of the commonwealth, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Dutch monarchy. A large parade is held in Amsterdam with the royal family at the head. The royal families of England and Denmark join the festivities for a few days, as well as the heads of state of the other two Low Countries.
-Americans George Devol and Joseph F. Engelberger are invited by the Dutch government to the Netherlands to work with the manufacturing sector to utilize their newest invention, the 'industrial robot', which was patented in America just the year prior. Both happily go and by the end of the year with their new found wealth, create a Dutch-based company Unimate Assemblies.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The year begins in Russia with a large reform program for the Soviet Red Army. For the first time since WWII, women are allowed to serve on par with men in the military, allowing another source of recruitment for the communist superpower. Improved rations are given to soldiers that boost morale, whom are then sent on a number of war games throughout the year, especially tank crews - some of which are held with China as a sign of friendship between the two Asian powers.
-Moscow reorganizes the agricultural sector with the adoption of "voluntary" collectivization of farms. Those who were persecuted for resisting against collectivization in earlier times are eligible to apply for a "exclusive utilization voucher" meaning their former family/private farmland are allocated for their personal management so long as they kept with regulations. New farms can also apply for "exclusive management" and are allowed to sell their produce directly to the groceries for some profit.
-Factories for producing consumer goods are opened so the shelves of grocery stores can be filled, hoping to give the average Soviet citizen some sort of comfortable lifestyle. This coincides with their adoption of a "Virtual Centralized Incentivization" plan for the economy.
-Hoping to feed the people of the USSR better, petty trade is deregulated with a focus on small produce and meats. The goal is to allow cheaper foods to enter more homes to overall feed the populace better.
-Moscow continues to extend a hand of friendship to the French, though midway through the year diplomatic talks are put on hold due to the civil strife erupting throughout the western nation.
-The Soviet air force begins working on designs to improve their wings of MiGs to accommodate the changing forces of war. Though rough designs are made throughout the year, the OKB hope to build a working prototype by the end of the next year.
-Though the Russian military usually works on building larger and larger rockets each year, 1955 shows the top brass working on a smaller, sleeker designed missile for shorter battle range, possibly to be used by infantry or armored vehicles. By the end of the year, designs on a prototype are put in for construction.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-A trade deal is set up between Turkey, Iran, and India to hopefully circumvent the Suez Canal as a route to transport goods into Europe. What some are calling "the new Silk Road", it gains some roadblocks with Socialist Azerbaijan in the way.
-Building on their autonomous states within Turkey, Istanbul holds another referendum in the eastern part of their nation on whether to create a joint Kurdish-Armenian independent state. A sizable majority vote no on the matter of a union, citing ethnic and religious differences, but take to the idea of independence.
-Hoping to stop any possible interference with the actual newly-minted Armenia on its eastern border, the Turkish military build up a large border patrolling operation to insure Turkish territorial integrity.

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daschnek - Indochina People's Army
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Far-Left)

-In what Times Magazine will later call "the year of Asian barbarity", IPA and Viet Cong forces begin to heavily booby-trap any and all ground they retreat from, using any kind of material - from scrap metal to wood chips - as material in improvised mines. American soldiers, fresh from Korea the year prior, realize that this is not the same conventional war they were fighting against the Soviets.
-Despite the removal of the IPA leadership from Hanoi, the military makes the American siege of it the most bloody battle of the conflict yet despite heavy bombardments from Dutch aircraft. See the American turn for more details.
-In what some officials are calling 'desperate', Ho Chi Minh releases prisoners captured during the previous conflict as well as others jailed for various crimes under the premise that they will receive freedom if they fight to the bitter end to prevent American occupation. To keep them in line, the IPA keeps the "prison battalions" at the front lines in the most active parts of the war zone. How effective they are varies from unit to unit, though top brass is just happy to have more cannon fodder at the front line.
-Extra rations and leave time are given to soldiers who build the best improvised anti-armor weapons, leading to several well built Vietnamese pseudo-bazookas modeled after American captured pieces being created. These are used to decent effect alongside RPGs against American armor.
-Any and all books on war strategy and resistance fighting, especially (and ironically) on the French resistance during WWII, along with left-wing anarchist teachings, are put together and reprinted in small print shops set up throughout the jungle. These books are dispersed throughout the IPA along with trained officers to specific units to train them in their implementation. By the end of the year, Viet Cong soldiers as far south as Saigon are discovered with copies.
-Following in the footsteps of the Soviet Union, the IPA begins drafting women into their ranks with their men. With stories of American massacres and rapes, women from Vietnam and Laos gladly join to swell the ranks though many are diverted to guerrilla units into the jungle rather than the formal army.

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Alliance map of Turn 10

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Brazil

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EEA map of Turn 10

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 10

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba
-Guatemala

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WEPU map of Turn 10

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico

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EEU map of Turn 10

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-India
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 10

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 10

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia

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NAL map of Turn 10

Non-Alignment League Members:


-Yugoslavia
-Egypt
-Greece
-Romania
-Bolivia
-Iceland
-Paraguay
-Uruguay
-Jordan
-Kuwait
-Afghanistan
-Pakistan
-India
-Ethiopia
-Thailand
-Sri Lanka

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USAN map of Turn 10

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 11: 1956

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Political map of Turn 11

World News - Moscow (1956)00:58

World News - Moscow (1956)

Featured News Reel of 1956


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48890180&viewfull=1#post48890180

World Events from January 1st, 1956 to December 31st, 1956:

-France and Spain abolish the Moroccan protectorates, resulting in the independent Kingdom of Morocco on April 7th.
-The Saarland votes in a referendum to rejoin West Germany, freeing it from the chaos in France.
-A large bomb blast erupts in Armenia's capital of Yerevan which the government blames in Azerbaijan. War breaks out days later and though fighting is slow throughout the year and not much is gained on either side, Armenia states it will celebrate next year's independence day in Baku.
-London grants independence to Sudan, though the civil war between north and south continues to be waged.
-"Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV.
-A left wing insurgency erupts in the Philippines; throughout the year, armed militias have minor skirmishes with the army though no major push or gains are made by either side.
-The Baghdad government grants Kurds regional autonomy in northern Iraq.
-Suriname joins the Union of South American Nations.
-Former Prime Minister and socialist leader Pierre Mendès France is killed in a Paris by a gunman, sparking mass riots in early 1956. Various socialist and left-wing parties form together the Socialist Autonomous Party to protect one another and left-wing French officials begin hiring bodyguards, while the French military and Governor-General of Algeria Jacques Soustelle, fighting an exhausting rebellion in Algeria, calls on the nation to hold together "or else", though rioting continues. Later in the year, nationalist cabinet member Jean-Louis Tixier-Vignancour is killed by a car bomb, leaving much of France and the world wondering what 1957 will bring as the national government slowly looses control of its country and ideological-driven mobs roam the streets and create shoot-outs with one another.
-The chaos in France sparks the creation of the Breton Revolutionary Army, hoping to separate Brittany from the rest of France. The group is strongly Catholic and nationalistically oriented, though a couple left-wing members are spotted in the membership.
-1st European Cup: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Madrid.
-The Suez Crisis happens, minus French support; Egypt gains control of the Suez Canal afterward.
-An anti-Batista rebellion begins in eastern Cuba with the goal of ousting the dictator. By the end of the year, they have fought their way halfway through the island, while Batista brutally cracks down on his remaining territory, executing in the streets anyone openly opposing his regime.
-Sep 25th - First transatlantic telephone cable goes into operation (Newfoundland-Oban).
-A large Syrian cargo ship docks in Cambodia in early 1956 and unloads a number of unmarked cargo containers, which are then driven into the jungle interior of the country, much to the bafflement of the kingdom's government.
-A coup topples Lebanon's government in Beirut, resulting in a communist take over of the country. Though there is some resistance to the new regime change, by the end of the year the Lebanese politburo has full control over the tiny Arab nation.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Gran Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Karen National Liberation Army vs. Pa-O National Organization (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + Gran Colombia + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam + Islamic State of Sumatra (limited) + Malaysia (Limited) + Republic of Java (limited) vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Gran Colombian Republic
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia (Centrist)

-Citing the war in Indochina as a war as a humanitarian crisis that can only be stopped with the destruction of the IPA, Gran Colombia formally declares war on Indochina, much to the concern of the populace that wonder why they're being dragged into a fight not of their own. Hoping to launch a surprise attack on western Indochina from Burma, Colombian troops attempt to get through the jungle to reach their targets but due to weather, difficult terrain, poor infrastructure, and small skirmishes with local militias, Colombian troops only reach western Laos seven weeks behind schedule. Though better trained in jungle warfare than their North American counterparts, the Colombian military suffers from the same surprise attacks, sporadic bombings and hostile populace as the US, especially from Vietnamese troops in the region. Captured soldiers mention Colombia's Catholicism being related to the Catholic regime in Saigon.
-Gran Colombia's tourism industry is spread to the Ecuadorian and Venezuelan states, with a number of tourist hot spots popping up in Quito and along the Venezuelan jungle. Though not as well on financial returns as Colombia proper's industry, many CEOs and industry captains hope that after time their investments will pour in like any other part of the country.
-Same as the tourist industry, mining is expanded into the Ecuadorian Andes region, with much of the infrastructure and workforce already in place due to the Caribbean Free Trade Union.
-Electronic companies are encouraged to build factories in the new eastern part of the nation. Though many have to literally build from scratch, by the end of the year a few smoke plumes are seen on the horizon of industry. This greatly helps the jobless and impoverished, though unemployment in this part of the region remains high compared to the rest.
-While factories struggle to start up in eastern Gran Colombia, the oil industry gets a boon with a large government funded expedition of geologists into the region and discover black gold. Hoping to take advantage of this resource from the moment of discovery, the government passes a number of subsidies to promote its immediate growth.
-Hoping to bank on their help with communist insurgencies, Bogota pushes for Malaysia and Burma to join the newly minted SEATO alliance in the region. Malaysia joins with no worry, though with the violation of its territory to bomb Indochina, Burma decides to opt out of the organization. Another push is made with an ultimatum given to Burmese communist insurgents to "surrender, or receive no quarter". The communists refuse the deal while the Burmese government continues to opt out of SEATO.
-Bogota pressures London to cede their Borneo possessions to Malaysia, though the government refuses the offer for now.
-A trade deal is worked out with India between the two tropical nations to promote mutual tourism between the two while also promising to invest in the nation's energy infrastructure. Prime Minister Nehru welcomes the transaction, though many Colombian wind farm companies put little investment into the country citing India's history of nationalizing such types of industries.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Congress authorizes "In God We Trust" to be the official motto of the United States. Meanwhile, Eisenhower is reelected with a campaign on "Winning Vietnam is winning democracy".
-The military launches a strategy of "occupy the cities, bomb the villages", aiming to capture large settlements and cities throughout Indochina, much like Hanoi. Due to the large lack of actual cities in the region with the majority of the population living in rural villages, the campaign is showcased as a brilliant success, though the IPA and Viet Cong remain in large control of the countryside.
-Many of these villages that are designated as enemy strongholds are bombed to hell with napalm and Agent Orange chemicals, killing the crops and jungle as much as the people and buildings. Due to the vague definition of what is and is not an enemy village, the effectiveness of the program is unknown, though the Red Cross notes a large spread of disease throughout the region, with a small pox endemic beginning.
-With the introduction of chemical warfare, American troops unlucky enough to find them discover the IPA have begun using biological warfare with the construction of large staked pits covered in feces. Troops that survive the fall into the deadly spears often go septic within hours and are unable to recover. With the branding POW system and continued bombings, troop morale begin to show the first sign of faltering; despite this, the American population at home who mostly see the war through words in newspapers, are still in majority support for the war.
-The US, hoping to make South Vietnam actually participate in the fight that is for them, begins a policy of "Vietnamization", relinquishing the southern territories of North Vietnam to Saigon's administration, while beginning an intense training program of South Vietnamese troops. The hope is to have South Vietnam be the main fighting force in the war at some point in the future, if not already won by the American coalition.
-Large carpet bombing raids coordinated with Gran Colombia and the Netherlands are spread across what most of the world still recognizes as the Kingdom of Laos, hoping to take out the command of the IPA. Unfortunately, without hard intelligence to where the IPA's underground or mobile capital resides, US generals are unsure of the effectiveness of the campaign but still hope the mere shock value of the bombing will help. A surprise to the air forces of all three nations is the large number of aircraft shot down this year, greatly hindering the air campaign.
-With the first few sections of the US interstate system going into their mandated service inspection and repair, a number of bridges and roads throughout the US are given funds to be torn down and rebuilt to 'modernize' the infrastructure, hoping to improve safety of standing structures while also building longer-lasting segments of America's web of roads.
-The US forms its own prisoner honor system, but with actual honor for prisoners - those incarcerated for lighter crimes are offered military service instead of jail time. Not knowing what the war is like in Indochina, many healthy enough jump at the opportunity.
-President Eisenhower gives a public speech warning of the possibility of an military-industrial complex, in which industries push the American government to war instead of the evils of the world. A number of Congressmen, even a few from across the aisle, agree with the President, while the American people, knowing Eisenhower is at the helm for the war in Indochina, trust he will steer the American people away from such an issue.
-Democrats in Congress begin to push for a "Great Society" policy, a program embracing a number of issues ranging from funding science endeavors to infrastructure to education. It gains some traction in Congress, but with large funds going toward the war in Indochina, many programs at the end of the year don't see the budget of what many had hoped. On the other hand, an earmark slid in legalizes weed with heavy regulation and taxation.
-Construction of five new nuclear power plants across the country begin.
-The US forms SEATO, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, much like NATO, with a number of nations in the region. The Netherlands and Gran Colombia are given observer status with their involvement in the region.
-With the IPA using better anti-armor weaponry, American engineers begin developing a better armor using ceramics. Though it's unsure how well it'll truly work in combat, field tests show promising results and are quickly built into a new military tank, what the Pentagon is calling "the Patton" with large 105 mm cannon.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-Yugoslavia, with its close ties to communist Greece, makes a leasing deal to use the abandoned British military bases at Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus.
-After hard pushes with their satellite research, Yugoslavia manages to launch their own 'Tomislav-1' into low orbit, joining other nations with small metal objects beeping around Earth.
-Belgrade's ambassador to the UN gives a lengthy speech on African decolonization, addressing the abuses world powers have made upon the African people. Shortly after, an invitation to join the NAM is offered to the newly independent Sudan and Morocco, whom both join.
-Later on in the year, Belgrade leaders give another speech at the UN, asking for bipartisan nuclear disarmament between all nations with some hints of turning the UN General Assembly into an "International Parliament", though almost all nations either ignore or laugh off the suggestions, especially after the UN's reputation and effectiveness reputation permanently tarnished for failing to stop the Great Pacific War.
-A large government investigation into the assassination of Tito is put into the works. Though they start off with few witnesses and evidence, they soon find themselves with multiple possible leads, though unsure of which path is the correct one.
-The Yugoslav government extends a hand of friendship to Syria and Iraq to offer military supplies and advisers to help them further their capabilities, which both accept with due consideration for the Yugoslav-Soviet split.
-Toward the end of the year, growing strife in Bulgaria accumulates into a national protest, centered around Sofia. Despite communist overtones, many nationalist undertones are heard in the chants with many else in Yugoslavia worried about open insurrection.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-Early in the year, China reinforces its military units in Xinjiang. Weeks later, the rebellion is crushed.
-Several nations throughout Asia and eastern Europe officially recognizes the People's Republic of China, with much of the West considering doing the same due to no remaining alternative.
-The People's Republic of China begins its first designs of its own artificial satellite, hoping to join the list of nations sending up metal orbs into the night sky, though researchers may need some time to complete it.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-F. Goodrich and A. Hackett's "Diary of Anne Frank" premieres in Netherlands.
-Using its influence with the Dutch Commonwealth of Nations, Amsterdam begins training and deploying large number of troops from its independent East Indies territories, hoping to take advantage of their similar terrain and landscapes for combat in Indochina. Using coordination with air assaults and jungle infiltration, they are deployed normally to route Viet Cong camps while American troops focus on the formal Indochina People's Army. Though a handful of surprise attacks have boosted morale, by the end of the year Dutch commanders note that the tally for defeated skirmishes with Sumatran and Javan troops are higher than victories. Despite this, many troops, especially Muslims from Sumatra, are willing to press forward in the campaign.
-Troops suffering from shell-shock are handed out what officers are calling "combat coffee" which relieves the stress of troops seemingly within minutes of consumption, though there are reports of a handful of troops constantly claiming shell-shock for more of the stuff.
-Amsterdam manages to set up a trade agreement with Singapore and Malaysia to lower tariffs between them and Sumatra and Java. The hope is to mutually grow their economies, and in return, help grow the Dutch economy through it.
-Later in the year, an envoy is sent to South Africa to hopefully get the same deal as Singapore. After a month of negotiations, an agreement is reached though both sides had to heavily compromise to achieve it.
-The arms industry in the Netherlands receive a large subsidies for using new robotic manufacturing techniques. Cited as more expendable than an employee, companies use them in the production of flammable and explosive ordinance for the military.
-The Dutch government embarks on a massive telephone infrastructure plan, hoping to connect every part of the country. Within months, much of Amsterdam's surrounding area is dug and up and connected and project planners predict by mid 1957 the whole thing will be completed.
-In September, Amsterdam flips on its policy a decade earlier and makes whaling once again illegal. Much of the fishing industry is furious at the move, though they're more concerned about the next job to take than going to the government to complain about the loss of their last one.
-The Dutch rocket program, working with the radio industry, creates a powerful transponder that they hope will be able to broadcast from orbit to Earth. The process was long, but the military, the overseers of the Dutch space program, are confident a launch can be made in the first half of 1957.
-With the expansion of telephone lines throughout the nation, Dutch engineers manage to create a dual-tone multi-frequency signaling phone, of which uses a numerical keyboard instead of a rotoray. Many believe this is the future of telephones, though implementation may be slow to spread just yet.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-In January, Moscow's top naval commanders showcase a brand new nuclear sub, capable of carrying a number of missiles to be fired from its hull. Though the design is basic, its operation is believed to put it on the edge of the naval arms race.
-On the other side of the nuclear project in the missile program, Russian rocket engineers redesign their standard missile rocket to remove the deadly payload and replace it with a cockpit. Tests hope to go well, as a young Colonel Yuri Gagarin is selected for the program.
-Meanwhile, the army and air force build massive training centers in central USSR to have live-round training missions. Hopes are that the combat trials will paint a picture of what real combat is like for Soviet soldiers while keeping them away from actual danger.
-Igor Sikorsky is offered to come back to the USSR with full political amnesty and high payroll to run his own company free of government intrusion. Though the American government catches wind of the offer, he mysteriously disappears from the US then pops up again a couple days later in Petrograd, stating how nice it is to speak his native tongue once more.
-Halfway through the year, Soviet arms industry unveil a new, powerful anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher. Showcase tests are known to penetrate very thick-looking steel but like many new arms techs, the actual penetration depth is kept intimate with the government.
-The Soviet air force begin designing a new MiG using what engineers are calling a 'variable-sweep wing', though initial tests show that a number of redesigns will be needed to get the right angle of everything.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-With the merger of the autonomous regions of Kurdistan and Turkish Armenia, Istanbul coordinates with both governments to form the independent Republic of Trebizond out of eastern Turkey. Many hardliners and nationalists are shocked and dismayed, but are persuaded that it is the right thing to do with ethnic tensions so high in the region. This fact is emphasized when Armenia and Azerbaijan go to war a month later.
-Istanbul reinforces its European territory and western coast with troops moving out of Trebizond. The stated goal is to deter Greco-Yugoslav aggression toward Turkish territories, while the small Greek minority on the coast question why they can't merge with Greece when Trebizond has been formed.
-Turkey grows closer to Syria as they sign a non-aggression pact with each other. Soon after, a lucrative trade deal is signed with Turkey ceding the territory of Antakya to Damascus.
-Hoping to crack down on illiteracy and boost school attendance, the government raises taxes to pay for extra schooling, especially in rural zones of the nation. There's some grumbling in the streets, but majority of the population don't really mind the tax hike.

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daschnek - Indochina People's Army
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Far-Left)

-For the first time since the American involvement in the Indochina war, the IPA launch a massive offensive against American and coalition forces west and north of Hanoi. The push surprises many American commanders who have been confident with their expansion in the war since the beginning, despite heavy losses, especially with the reveal of many well-made rifles and anti-armor rockets. Though the campaign pushes back many American forces near the Indochina-Chinese border, it falls just short of the suburbs of Hanoi itself due to American use of Agent Orange and intense napalm bombings. The end of the year sees the Indochina People's Army occupying much of the north of North Vietnam once more and an intensive stalemate outside of the city of Hanoi.
-While the main campaign is in the north, the IPA in coordination with the Viet Cong, make a number of surprise attacks inside South Vietnamese territory, giving their antithesis nation a large number of causalities. As the year goes on, reports of South Vietnamese units abandoning their posts at the mere rumor of a IPA or Viet Cong attack are heard often, and when ordered back to their positions they often find their arms and munitions missing.
-Somewhere in IPA-held territory, hand-made printing presses push out a number of copies of Anarcho-Syndicalism, Theory and Practice as well as Kropotkin's Conquest of Bread in order to educate the population and soldiers on the ideals of what they are fighting for. The project gains some success, especially in IPA military units, though with much of the population illiterate, villages are often discarding the books out ignorance of what is in them.
-Printed anarchist books are especially handed out to factories and emphasis of putting them into practice even at the cost of the fight is emphasized. This results in a roller coaster of production growth throughout.
-A number of radios are built and dispersed to the army. Though few in number at first, they prove crucial in coordinating the large counter-offensive in the north of Indochina.
-Throughout the year, the IPA enacts a POW "honor program" in which western POWs are freed from their capture a short time after they are taken but at a condition - they are given a small brand on their shoulder marking them as a previous POWs. Western commanders soon notice that soldiers captured with brands are not heard from again and though the top brass attempt to keep this away from the spotlight, they notice a large drop in troop morale by the end of the year with many with brands going AWOL or refusing orders. A large majority fight on, though, abiet more nervously. It is unknown what becomes of South Vietnamese POWs.

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Alliance map of Turn 11

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Brazil

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Members (Dark Green:)
-USA
-Australia
-Philippines
-Islamic State of Sumatra
-Republic of Java
-Malaysia
-Thailand
-State of Maluku
-Netherlands
-Gran Colombia

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EEA map of Turn 11

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 11

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba
-Guatemala

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WEPU map of Turn 11

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico

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EEU map of Turn 11

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-India
-Sweden
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 11

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 11

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia

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NAL map of Turn 11

Non-Alignment League Members:


-Yugoslavia
-Egypt
-Greece
-Romania
-Bolivia
-Iceland
-Paraguay
-Uruguay
-Jordan
-Kuwait
-Afghanistan
-Pakistan
-India
-Ethiopia
-Thailand
-Sri Lanka
-Sudan
-Morocco

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USAN map of Turn 11

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay
-Suriname

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 12: 1957

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Political map of Turn 12

Russian News - Russian Helicopter Breaks World Record (1957)00:37

Russian News - Russian Helicopter Breaks World Record (1957)

Featured News Reel of 1957


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=48939820&viewfull=1#post48939820

World Events from January 1st, 1957 to December 31st, 1957:

-Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show.
-The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.
-The Ifni War erupts between Spain and Morocco, ending with Morocco taking the rest of Spanish lands north of the Western Sahara territory.
-A communist coup takes over Nepal, ousting the royalist government with the king fleeing to India. A small royalist insurgency remains, but the communist retain control of most of the nation.
-The Maldives vote in a referendum to join with Pakistan, resulting in great annoyance in India.
-The Kingdom of Cambodia officially declares neutrality in the Indochina War.
-Civil war breaks out in France: With continued violence in the streets, the military command in Algeria launches an attempted coup against the government of France, firstly by securing complete administration of Algeria, then launching a paratrooper invasion of Corsica. Soon after, various communist and left wing parties, fearing for their lives and ideologies, launch a counter-coup in Paris. Though throughout the year they secure much of the northern and Atlantic coast, they fail to hold against many anti-communist forces as well as the original government administrations, which retreat to Calais with the red coup in Paris and the military coup in the south. The war gives a chance for the breakaway groups in Algeria and Brittany to formally secure large portions of their self-declared republics and by the end of the year, the French Civil War remains a five faction war between the original government, the communist/left wing government, the military coup leaders hoping to install de Gaule in power, the Algerian rebels and Breton rebels. All sides only agree on one thing - outside intervention is to be avoided, with only the rebel group in Brittany calling for UN intervention. By December, the military pro-Gaulish faction remains on the offensive, capturing large swaths of southern France while original government forces remain pinned between communist and Gaulish forces.
-Due to the internal conflict in France, Madagascar is given independence in order to withdraw military and administrative units still loyal to the Calais government, though they are forced to land in Mauritania where enough local demands for self-governance is given to establish itself as a Republic, though French military loyal to Calais remain in occupation of the new West African nation.
-Various communists individuals, many from military backgrounds, gather in Pyongyang to discuss the world revolution. After a few weeks, they establish themselves formally into the Red Liberation Front with the goal to "Protect the revolution against all threats, wherever they may be." Though they are small in number, many western nations are weary of the organization and after a while, handfuls of those wearing their emblem are spotted in France, Cuba, and the Philippines.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Gran Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Karen National Liberation Army vs. Pa-O National Organization (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + Gran Colombia + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam + Islamic State of Sumatra (limited) + Malaysia (Limited) + Republic of Java (limited) vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Philippines: United States + Philippines vs. New People's Army (since January 1957)
-Cuban Revolution: United States + Gran Colombia (Limited) + Remnants of the Batista Regime vs. 26th of July Movement (since March 1957)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Gran Colombian Republic
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia (Centrist)

-The Gran Colombian military embarks on a starvation campaign against Burmese communist rebels, sending troops to secure various farms throughout the region and keep close eye on their yields. This coincides with a constrictor strategy around communist held lands and by August, many insurgents in the Communist Party of Burma surrender or flee the area. Despite their massive gains in southern Burma, the end of the year witnesses the spawn of the Burmese People's Army, a separate communist insurgency, erupt in the north, making both Burma and Colombian officials stressed with the thought of continued conflict.
-While massive victories are finally held against the CPB, the Indochina People's Army serves large defeats to the Colombian military and expels them from Laos territory, pushing them into Burma. The only silver lining to the retreats is that the IPA manage to suffer the same terrain, weather and native problems as themselves.
-Bogota begins a massive military recruitment campaign throughout the country, especially focused on impoverished neighborhoods, emphasizing military service as "the way out" of poverty. The campaign uses posters, television and radio advertisements to recruit more, especially in Ecuador and Venezuelan districts. Though by the end of the year, recruitment numbers have climbed, officials expected a higher turn-out. Most of the top brass attribute the rise to the military parade held early in the year in Bogota that revealed Gran Colombia has 'the bomb' and has become a nuclear armed nation.
-The Republican Sniper Academy near Bogota has a recruitment drive of its own from personnel in the army, hoping to train the future of Colombia's special forces.
-Bogota gives large funds toward improving the roads and infrastructure of the Ecuadoran and Venezuelan districts of the country which it has inherited poor development. Emphasis on using local labor force to boost local economies are encouraged.
-A parade held in honor of Simon Bolivar is held later in the year as an encouragement of unity between Ecuadoran, Colombian and Venezuelan peoples, emphasizing their shared history and culture through La Liberator and the slogan, "Sovereignty, Freedom, and Justice". Quietly, an emphasis on freedom from communism and dictatorships are pushed along with the festivities. A week later, "in the spirit" of the parade, the government passes a law giving women the right to vote.
-Talks with the Kingdom of Cambodia reveal Colombian intelligence has caught wind of IPA incursions into Cambodian territories with the intent of overthrowing the government. Officials uses this information to push Cambodia for SEATO membership, but the kingdom refuses for fear of outright invasion by the IPA and pleads neutrality.
-With fresh policies with the Caribbean Free Trade Union, El Salvidor and Suriname join the economic partnership in hopes of growing their economies within the region, though with the collapse of the Batista regime comes with the resignation of Cuba from the organization.
-With advances in nuclear technology, Colombia exceeds their prediction of establishing a nuclear plant by 1960 to preparation to begin moving in the final components of one in by early 1958. Officially proudly boast of having the first nuclear power plant on the continent by next summer.
-Top Brass in Burma take a small flight to India to promote military cooperation from both nations. Though India is concerned about the growing communist insurgencies in their eastern neighbors, they feel military drills between the two countries is unneeded at the time, being fully confident in their own military capabilities.
-With advances in nuclear technology, the Colombian military turns their eyes toward a military tech many others have progressed far in - ICBMs. Though basic military rockets exist in the Colombian arsenal, top military and government officials fear that joining those capable of launching a strike across the world may take many years to gain.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-The US, for fear of domino-theory falls, launches major operations in Cuba and the Philippines against communist insurgencies. A large invasion force is assembled in Florida to attack the communist forces in Cuba. As preparations go, US naval units in the area note an increase in Soviet naval activity in the Gulf and Caribbean, halting the initial invasion by two months. Finally in March, ships deploy to Cuba on the east and west ends of the island, hoping to pincer the rebels into the center, though commanders left a large portion of the invasion fleet in Florida and Louisiana in defense of possible Soviet naval incursions and noting increased activity on the Soviet artificial islands in the Gulf. American troops experience large resistance, both from rebel groups and from the people, noting that Cuban people, oppressed by Batista for years, see America as the "man behind the curtain" of their oppressive regime. Despite aid to Batista forces, the dictator flees the island for the Dominican Republic, leaving his government in chaos. American personnel, unable to suppress the rebels with their modern military equipment and confusion in Havana leave the Castro brothers and Che largely in control of the island at the end of the year though begin to sustain heavy losses by December.
-The anti-rebel operations in the Philippines go much better than in Cuba throughout the year, securing much of the northern islands from insurgencies. Many of the middle and southern islands remain rife with communist rebels by the end of the year, though, partly due to what military personnel believe is the participation of the Red Liberation Front.
-American forces begin a lock-down on North Vietnamese territories, beginning a curfew and tight road checks throughout major population centers, in hopes of securing any left-wing contraband found in local's hands. Citing the success of Colombian troops in Burma, American forces begin securing outlying farms and villages of food to strangle the IPA's stomachs. Each village has different outcomes, with some peacefully submitting to passing American occupiers while others result in large gunfights between locals and GI's. A large counter-offensive is planned to retake IPA gains from the previous year, but with large numbers of troops redeployed to Cuba and the Philippines and poor results with native allied troops, the offensive peters out after a short few weeks, leaving the IPA firmly in control of west North Vietnam at the end of the year. American military commanders emphasize the use of SEATO member nations to continue aid in the war effort, both in Vietnam and the Philippines, but local military performances in combat are less than stellar even with Dutch and American advisory aids to train.
-Leave time is extended for GI's fighting in Vietnam to 15 days in hopes to boost morale and many are thankful to stay out of combat for half a month but still fear their return afterward. A number of troops embark on the "final five", a drinking streak throughout the final five days of their leave, making some have extended time out of combat in M*A*S*H* units.
-Vice President Nixon goes on a tour of the country promoting the conflicts against the communists, emphasizing a "fight them over there so they don't fight us here" recruitment campaign. Though the visiting many cities sees large rallies of support, a growing number of speeches have heard "boos" in the background while many local newspapers begin to question how many Americans have to die abroad for anti-communism, especially with now involving the American people in three separate conflicts with growing tensions with the USSR over Cuba. The end of the year sees witnesses a small peace rally in New York city that, despite the small number of marches, captures large media attention.
-NASA centers are built in Florida, Texas, and California early in 1957. Though some are disheartened to see the Soviets manage to send the first man into space, American scientists emphasize a "we look farther" attitude, which is supplemented with the first American, Alan Shepard, is launched into space on October 27th. This is corresponded with the announcement of the Apollo Program.
-Hoping to aid the war effort, toward the end of the year the American military begins a massive SEATO training operation to boost troop experience of participating nations though it's uncertain how well the operation will work in the long run.

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Griffster26 - Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia
Capital City: Belgrade
Leading Political Party: League of Communists of Yugoslavia (Far-Left)

-The State Reconciliation & Unity Council forms to take the place of comrade Tito as the head of the government. An overwhelming majority come from the leaders of the Yugoslav League of Communists, whose first priority is to set a date for election of a new president and prime minister, which is chosen to be January 15th of next year.
-The junta immediately tackles the Bulgarian Crisis with long radio announcements and propaganda posters promoting unity and prosperity that has come to Bulgarians since their induction into the federation. With help from the Bulgarian leaders over the year, dissent among the populace cools down but an undercurrent of dissatisfaction remains.
-To build up economic growth along the Black Sea region, Yugoslavia works with Romania to begin building an oil industry both in their country as well as Bulgaria. Construction of a large oil line, AMBO pipeline, Yugoslavia is hoping to export large amounts of crude soon.
-Yugoslavia and Greece end the year with the reveal of a massive trade deal, interlinking their economies with becoming each other's primary trade partner.
-This is Griffster26's last turn as Yugoslavia, a "farewell" turn as you will.

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Griffster26 - United Kingdom of Great Britain
Capital City: London
Leading Political Party: Conservative Party (Center-Right)

-London votes at the beginning of the year to allow their African and Asian colonies decide on independence or not. Throughout the year, many African territories vote in referendums, all supporting independence. Nigeria, specifically, is split along ethnic and religious lines in hopes of preventing ethnic rivalries while the UK works with French colonial administration to create the Senegambia Confederation out of Gambia and Senegal. British Somalia is split into Republic of Somaliland and the Republic of Somalia. By year's end, the sun finally has set on the British Empire.
-The United Kingdom consolidates their American territories this year, creating the the West Indies Federation, with Kingston, Jamaica as its capital. By the end of the year, Belize and Guyana is also given over to the federation that retains itself as independent but part of the United Kingdom much like Canada.
-The Central African Federation is formed out of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland territories, but with union with the United Kingdom as well.
-With the British formally leaving Kenya as administrators, the Mau Mau rebellion dies down and loses much of its support. A small continuation of insurgencies remain in a corner of the country but no longer threaten the rule of government and is hoped to soon be put down.
-In a shock to much of the British public, London formally withdraws from Northern Ireland and hands the territory over to the Irish Free State as an autonomous territory. Irishmen in the British armed forces are given a choice to remain at their post and stay British citizens, or go back home to be Irish citizens. Most remain, though some go home due to disgust with London's abandonment of them. The stripes representing Northern Ireland, by the end of the year, are taken off the national flag.
-To reclaim some prestige lost from the Suez Crisis the year before, England launches an invasion of Lebanon to prevent the communist domino blocks from continuing to fall. Both Yugoslavia, Greece, and Syria object to the invasion, calling it "pure belligerence", but don't actually do anything to prevent it. Within a month, much of the former communist government leaders fled the tiny Arab republic and President Camille Chamoun is put back into power, though with British military administration to help.
-Britain again intervenes in July of 1957 in Sudan to quell the civil war that they had left two years before, stating "We left this issue, we will fix it". Using diplomacy and threat of invasion, London works with Sudanese leaders from all sides to establish South Sudan as an independent nation, along with the Republic of Darfur. Though North Sudanese leaders are unhappy with the great loss of territory, they do not reignite any tensions by year's end.
-With begrudging cooperation, Pakistan and India agree to allow British administrators take over and occupy the Kashmir territory to establish through a referendum who should obtain the territory. A popular vote is held, but with hundreds of reports of poll violations, ranging from intimidation to multiple voting from both sides, English officials retain control of the territory after an inconclusive result. Pakistani officials grow anxious and annoyed at the outcome, especially after having to refuse London's appeal to a similar referendum in Bangladesh.
-The Anglo-American Joint Defense Treaty (AAJDT) is signed in Ottawa, dictating that Commonwealth and American forces are allowed to share military bases and that both nations are to defend each other in the event of an attack and to support them in a war.
-The British military restarts the EM-2 "Janson rifle" production and begins exporting them to SEATO and newly made African nations, along with the Comet Tank.
-London decides in late fall to have the military begin working on rocket technology, stating that ICBMs are the new hallmark of world super power prestige and the United Kingdom will remain as such with them.
-In September, the United Kingdom showcases the testing of its first hydrogen bomb, much like the Americans and Soviets.
-By the end of the year, a large number of French refugees appear in England, mostly centered in London. Though it's only a few hundred and they don't threaten the stability of the Kingdom, it's enough where many Englishmen take note of the crisis in their southern neighbor.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-Having experienced ten years of war along the coast, with multiple invasions especially from the south, Beijing launches a massive defensive network throughout the coastline, sectioning off each part of the country's beaches into sectors to prevent and repel any future invasion into China. Cities along the coast often spot military vehicles running patrols through the streets while military bases are constructed en mass.
-Untrustworthy party members and those that have been particularly outspoken of the current government's rule are arrested throughout the year, including military commanders that have questionable loyalty. By the end of 1957, all in the military and Communist Party are united together with loyalty, whether out of true belief of fear of arrest.
-Advancing on their current rocket technology, Beijing has their missile administration begin development of Chinese ICBMs. Though work is hard, they hope to have advanced enough to rival those of other nations within a short few years.
-The PLA unveils their own version of the Soviet RPG. Simple in design, it's nearly identical to the USSR's version save for a handful of aesthetic differences.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Labor Party (Centrist Left)

-With the war in Indochina continuing for the foreseeable future, the Dutch National Guard begins rigorous retraining and many in the country fear that they will soon be deployed to the jungles of East Asia.
-In Dutch Borneo, the military builds the Indonesian Jungle Warfare Academy, focusing on war in the local terrain with an obvious focus on Vietnam. Much of the focus is studying Vietnamese tactics used in the past few years while intense survival regiments are made to allow Dutch, Sumatran, and Javanese soldiers to fight well in Indochina.
-Amsterdam begins the war of the words with the Indochina People's Army, confiscating contraband books throughout occupied villages they come across while replacing them with pamphlets promoting the friendship between the West and Vietnam. A number of aged rifled are confiscated along with the books, though when found no one ever claims ownership.
-In order to keep in contact with its Pacific commonwealth nations, Amsterdam's space program begins launching newly designed communications satellites into orbit. Though two of the launches end with the rockets exploding, enough are put across the Earth's sky to manage communicate accurate with the Pacific. Intense construction of infrastructure to accommodate the new technology is pressed in Indonesian nations.
-The Dutch economy focuses hard on natural resources this year, giving subsidies to many mining companies especially in Suriname and Sumatra. The move increases the raw material output of Dutch manufacturing while also putting to work native populations to help their economy, though there is a small grumble of exploitation in some parts of the commonwealth. The move comes with the emphasis of "lean manufacturing" in many factories, hoping to reduce industrial waste, increase labor productivity and overall efficiency.
-Throughout the year, French refugees crossing from Belgium flood the country. Though a population crisis has not happened yet, fears of one are coming.
-By the end of the year, Dutch civil engineers begin experimenting with rubberized asphalt for road surfaces. They believe it reduce wear and tear on roads as they are used as well as create a better defense against winter weather hazards.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-To keep their armies prepared and updated on possible battle-plans, Moscow launches a massive war-game throughout Eastern Europe to maintain Warsaw Pact military preparedness. Throughout the drills, old plans are discarded with new ones made to reestablish a defensive posture throughout communist lands.
-Soviet engineers push forward with launching a man into space. Though the first two rocket launches are cancelled due to weather and technical difficulty, the third prepared launch in May manages to send Yuri Gagarin into space, becoming the first man in Earth's history to do so, though his worldwide prestige is somewhat hindered later in the year as America sends their own astronaut into orbit.
-Using the economic example from Kaliningrad, Sevastopol is turned into an special economic exclusive zone, with the focused establishment of car and aviation industries. Much of the Old Guard bickers and complains about losing communist identity with the move, but the younger generations growing up in a non-Stalin USSR appear very supportive.
-With Tito gone, the USSR outreaches to Yugoslavia to seek renewed relations. Though the offer is welcomed, Belgrade remains strongly anti-Moscow, stating, "It's not what Tito would have wanted" as the junta focuses on domestic issues more than foreign, which Moscow's suggestion of an independent Bulgaria doesn't help with.
-With talks with Yugoslavia remain stagnate, Moscow emphasizes its patronage to Damascus and Baghdad in an attempt to steer Yugoslav influence away.
-In July, the Soviet military reveals a new munition for their RPGs, a tandem-charge explosive with a goal in mind to pierce thick armor.
-The USSR pressures Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease their war throughout early 1957. When the Armenians press forward in their attacks, Moscow threatens to unleash the Red Army into the region to force peace. Within two weeks, Armenian troops are no longer spotted in Azerbaijan but a formal peace agreement is failed to be made by December.
-Moscow officially takes a pro-military coup stance involving France early in the year, then continue their support of Charles de Gaulle's faction in France as war breaks out. Though other communist nations question the rationality of supporting Charles de Gaulle over fellow international reds, Moscow states that a stable France is more important than a Red France.
-Late into the year, the Red Army showcases what it hopes to be their new main battle tank, the T-57, an improved tank from their previous models with added crew safety and increase speed and performance.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Celâl Bayar is re-elected president of Turkey.

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daschnek - Indochina People's Army
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Far-Left)

-The year begins with a US counter-attack in the Red River region in northern Vietnam. Though the initial push makes many IPA units forcefully retreat, they manage to hold the ground well throughout the year. Though no advances are made, the year sees a number of massive hit-and-run attacks geared toward American and South Vietnamese units, with the goal to destroy troop levels and morale more than gain ground. The hold on territories the year before is at the cost of removing advancing troops in South Vietnam, though as they retreat for redeployment, Viet Cong insurgencies reestablish themselves.
-On the western front, IPA forces make huge gains in forcing the Colombian troops back into Burma and by December manage to firmly secure the Indochinese-Burma border, though much like Colombia's issue the year before, the lack of adequate infrastructure and nationalist bandits prevent deep intrusion into the Burmese clusterfuck. IPA generals are content with this, despite so.
-In the home territories of Indochina, a mocking campaign of Eisenhower's campaign slogan is begun - "But we already have democracy" - with pamphlets and pictures of Indochinese worker councils being freely elected by the workers of each factory and industry, with an open invitation to international observers to confirm their pro-democratic stance, though no nation yet has accepted to go in to confirm.
-The IPA spends their medical rations on helping villages throughout the region afflicted with the Small Pox outbreak. Though at times only quarantine and comfort can be offered to the sick, using what medicine they have they outbreak appears to be regressing through the populace by the end of December.
-IPA officials begin a "help the people defend themselves" campaign, offering used rifles and marksman training to their populace in the hopes of them defending themselves both from crime and foreign aggressors. IPA troops often show villagers how to dig their own foxholes for protection as well as more complex bomb shelters to flee from raining Dutch and American bombs.

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Mallow234 - State of Japan
Capital City: Tokyo
Leading Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (Center-Right)

-Toyota begins exporting vehicles to the United States, beginning with the Toyota Crown and the Toyota Land Cruiser.
-With the growing threat of conflict throughout East Asia, Japan slowly rebuilds its defensive strength with the purchase of Carl Gustav M1 and anti-tank weaponry from Sweden. Later in the summer, Japan's defense force creates a military school for hopeful pilots, filled with numerous simulators the best the age can produce.
-With the economy miraculously recovering from the devastation of World War II, Japan's government hopes to keep the money train going with some subsidies to oil, gas and aviation industries, hoping to be a East Asian leader in each, as well as funding a national highway system modeled much like the US's and Colombia's.
-Japanese diplomats reach out to South Korea, Australia, and other Pacific nations with a friendly hand, hoping to rebuild the diplomacy between their nation and others. The action coincides with a national apology for the war crimes committed by the Japanese Empire before and during the Second World War. Though many nations don't forgive Japan for its atrocities, it's a step forward in relations with all.
-With help from British firms, Japan's government purchases LEO II computers, hoping advance electronics and computing as Japanese electric firms create what they call "the integrated circuit".
-By the end of the year, Japanese aviation firms, with help from government subsidies, manage to produce a more efficient turbofan jet engine, better than many current models found throughout the world.

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Alliance map of Turn 12

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Gran Colombia (shown as teal to show participation in the ADC and NATO)
-Brazil

Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Members (Dark Green):
-USA
-Australia
-Philippines
-Islamic State of Sumatra
-Republic of Java
-Malaysia
-Thailand
-State of Maluku
-Netherlands
-Gran Colombia

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EEA map of Turn 12

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 12

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba
-Guatemala
-Dominican Republic
-El Salvador
-Suriname

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WEPU map of Turn 12

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico

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EEU map of Turn 12

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-India
-Sweden
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 12

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 12

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia

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USAN map of Turn 12

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 13: 1958

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Political map of Turn 13

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Political spectrum map of Turn 13

1958 - Dutchy Brings the latest World News03:03

1958 - Dutchy Brings the latest World News

Featured News Reel of 1958


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=49005925&viewfull=1#post49005925

World Events from January 1st, 1958 to December 31st, 1958:

-January 3rd: Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland.
-The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
-Riots of Sunni Kurds rock southern Azerbaijan as Baku and Yerevan continue to discuss their stressed relationship with Soviet presence, garnering support sympathy from Kurds in Trebizond while the Azeri people blame Armenia for the domestic problems.
-Egypt sends an envoy to Syria to discuss the future of Arab nationalism in the region and to grow a closer relationship to its northern neighbor.
-Jordan and Saudi Arabia grow closer in response to the Egyptian envoy while the Israeli navy inaugurates its first submarine.
-Mexico and Guatemala have a 10 month long border conflict.
-British Protectorate of Yemen joins with the Republic of Yemen.
-The United Arab Emirates form, including Qatar and Bahrain.
-Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah are all granted admission into SEATO.
-The Geneva Treaty is signed between the USSR, USA, Gran Colombia, and Cuba, ending the Cuban Revolution in early 1958. The USA evacuates its Pacific assets, while the USSR evacuates its insular assets, with their joint presence established in Cuba. Free elections are established to take place in late October. Over the spring and summer months, the July Movement splits into two factions, Fidel & Raul Castro leading the Cuban Liberty Party (Left-Wing) while those who feel back-stabbed by the Castro-American peace follow Che's Communist Party of Cuba (Far-Left). Both contend for the Cuban Democracy Party, composed of anti-communists and a few Batista supporters (Right-Wing). By election time, Fidel Castro wins the presidency by a slim majority but National Assembly, the newly made legislative branch of the Cuban government is voted in as follows: Democracy Party 45% | Liberty Party 30% | Communist Party 15% (The new US and Soviet bases in Cuba have been marked on the world map).
-In December, a massive peace rally is held in Saigon. Protesters seem to cheer for peace from both sides, citing the IPA and the west as are destroying the country in an ironic attempt to 'save' it from the other. Unfortunately, as police begin to mobilize to disperse the group, a Viet Cong member detonates a bomb nearby, killing several and injuring more. Papers across the world begin naming the incident the "Saigon Peace Massacre"
-French Civil War: Throughout the early months of 1958, many western and eastern nations begin to throw their recognition of de Gaulle and his military faction as the just government of France. This support leads the eventual implosion and collapse of the Fourth French Republic government based in Calais. Many former supporters of the old government in central France quickly cede ground to de Gaulle and begin fighting for him while territories held out in the north and east quickly capitulate to communist militias. Many administrations in French Africa simply proclaim their new switch to de Gaulle while not actually changing the people in government, which is okay because they're essentially just bureaucracy anyway. The Algerian National Liberation Front seizes modest ground throughout the year but the military is focuses solely on Paris which all sides feel will be the final victory capture for pro-Gaulle forces. Formal borders between French Africa and the Republic of Mauritius are made in late August, though their creation gives many other parts of French Africa a desire for independence as well.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Gran Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Pa-O National Organization (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + Gran Colombia + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam + Islamic State of Sumatra (limited) + Malaysia (Limited) + Republic of Java (limited) vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Philippines: United States + Philippines vs. New People's Army (since January 1957)
-Anti-Rebel Operations in Nepal: United Kingdom + Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal vs. Unified Communist Party of Nepal/People's Republic of Nepal (since 1958)
-French Civil War: United Kingdom + Fifth French Republic vs. Republic of France (communist) vs. Breton Revolutionary Army vs. Remnants of the Fourth French Republic vs. National Liberation Front (Algerian) (since February 1957, expanded August 1958)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Gran Colombian Republic
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia (Centrist)

-Regrouping after the failed invasion of Laos from the west, the Colombian military in southeast Asia join the air assaults on Indochinese forces focusing on coordinated AC-130 attacks more than bombing. Their aid helps slow down the initial Indochinese invasion of South Vietnam to some extent.
-Under the guise of foreign investments, Colombia works with Thailand and Burma to construct roads near their Laotian border though many realize the reasons are not strictly economical. Thailand puts the money to moderate use and some bridges over larger rivers appear, though Burmese funds seem to half disappear as they enter the country with limited road construction actually done throughout the year due to a number of incidents involving landmines. Meanwhile in the northern half of the country, Colombian troops make decent gains against the communist insurgents despite having travel issues much like the invasion of Laos, though come into heavy fighting with the surprise discovery of RLF militiamen.
-Weeding out weaker plants, Colombian botanists begin growing what they believe will be a new variant of coffee plant, capable of yielding larger fruit than others, though more cultivation over the next few years is needed to thoroughly get the plant "designed".
-With agreements with the USSR, USA and Cuba, the Colombian military fully withdraws from their northern neighbor.
-Envoys are sent to Mexico City to coax the country into joining the CTFU. Talks go smoothly at first but begin to deteriorate after conflict with CTFU member Guatemala breakout. Despite this, the West Indies Federation make an application to the trade pact and are quickly accepted, opening up many Caribbean nations to British and world trade through the former English colonies.
-Chile is offered membership into the ADC by Gran Colombia, though relations with Brazil are what finally push to agreement of entry for the southern nation. Peru is offered entry as well, with promise of economic incentives, but with the entry of Chile they in turn decide to grow closer to Argentina.
-With many other nations, Bogota in late spring declare their support for de Gaulle in the French Civil War.
-Gran Colombia begins a massive education program throughout the country at the beginning of the new school year, declaring a "war on illiteracy" while focusing heavily in Ecuadorian and Venezuelan territories. Part of the program involves teaching English and Portuguese as a second language, hoping to both teach the population how to read and communicate domestically and abroad.
-Economically, Bogota launches an investment campaign geared toward Gran Colombian corporations to expand themselves into India and newly independent African nations, though with India's history of nationalizing industries and the uncertainty that comes with newly made 3rd world nations, few companies move to the international scene. Despite this, the South American nation begins construction of a massive railroad network designed to become a spiderweb of freight transportation from one end of the country to the other. Completion of the railway is expected to take place in three years, though by the end of 1958 railways in Ecuador begin to already move freshly dug coal from the mountains.
-Bogota officials and military command in Burma continue to pressure the Burmese government to cede autonomy to their nationalist insurgents, citing the aid given against the communists. Begrudgingly, they give the Karen region limited autonomy in return for an end of conflict. Though the agreement seems to work the first few months, the Karen National Liberation Army seizes the opportunity to garner full independence. With the limited conflict with the Pa-O National Organization and the back-stab of the KNLA, Burma refuses further concessions.
-With a number of shell-shocked veterans coming home after their terms of service, Colombian doctors begin investing in mental health clinics to help curb what the medical establishment is calling "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder" as opposed to the older, "battle fatigue" name used in much of the world.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Much to the dismay of his fans, Elvis Presley is conscripted into the US Army.
-Alaska is granted statehood.
-At the beginning of the year, NASA develops an unmanned spacecraft. Its goal is to test docking techniques and concepts in actual space as opposed to ground experiments affected by higher gravity.
-In March, the US Army unveils its current answer to the Soviet RPG, the M72 LAW, capable of launching a 66 mm rocket and insuring that I finally figured a way to insure Logan gets his tech in, by writing them first.
-The American navy continues its massive program to decommission older ships while producing better and larger submarines, though many in the Army grumble about funding since "they're the ones actually fighting a war". Despite this, the American submarine slowly begins to dwarf its surface fleets in numbers.
-With SEATO help, American forces manage to clamp down on the New People's Army in the Philippines, reducing operations to just the southern islands and putting the communist insurgency on the defensive.
-Throughout the year, the American Air Force keeps pace with a massive bombing campaign throughout Laos and other communist territories held by the IPA, which are followed in the spring with a massive offensive to what top brass is calling "the final stroke to win North Vietnam". The push is hard and intense, but after a few weeks resistance seemingly is broken, allowing American forces to recapture any and all territories lost to the IPA's Red River Offensive the year before. Morale is mixed, however, as news of a major ground offensive against South Vietnam by the IPA takes place soon after and gains massive ground against their Vietnamese ally.
-Though the IPA reach the coast and capture much of central Vietnam, by the fall their advances are slowed by American and Dutch counterattacks.
-Elsewhere in Asia, the US releases a number of Japan's formal southern islands back into Japanese custody. Though many in Congress are unhappy with Japanese military forces quickly establishing itself on the islands, assurances are made to all that they are to prevent communist incursions in the future.
-Delegations are sent to the newly made African nations from formal British Africa, establishing embassies and forming economic ties, though many American companies are skeptical of investing in newly made countries.
-The US accepts the Geneva Treaty signed by the US, USSR, Gran Colombia, and Cuba, with the dissolution of Soviet military bases off the coast of America while jointly establishing a presence on the Caribbean island to insure peaceful and democratic government to be formed.
-To improve the economy, the US opens investment to American infrastructure and spaceflight operations, allowing some private firms to take on road and utility construction albeit with heavy government regulation to assure quality standards. To supplement this, the national minimum wage is raised to $2.
-In early fall, Congress and the President establish a number of small National Assemblies of prominent African, Latino, Asian and Native American minority leaders. They are tasked with being vocal on the issues affecting their minorities while working with Congress on passing justified civil rights legislation. Many southern Congressmen object to the mere concept, but are overwhelmed by supporters elsewhere in the country.

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Griffster26 - United Kingdom of Great Britain
Capital City: London
Leading Political Party: Conservative Party (Center-Right)

-British Empire Day is renamed "Commonwealth Day", 1st four women named to peerage in House of Lords.
-As the Cuban Crisis grows in early January, British naval ships begin patrolling Skagerrak and the Kattegat water ways in the event of further conflict with the USSR. Thankfully as the peace is achieved in the Caribbean, these ships are called back home without firing a shot.
-Later on, in order to aid its allies, London delegates discuss British involvement with SEATO, which they are admitted to in the early spring.
-Throughout the spring, London officials work with the Belgium government to work on peace in the Congo by granting the central African nation independence. Though Belgium is hesitant, after weeks of discussion both in London and Brussels and a large crisis looming over the tiny Low Country due to being next to war-torn France, the Congo is granted limited autonomy with Patrice Lumumba as president, with full independence to be established in one year's time.
-With British training and finances, the UK begins rebuilding Lebanon's military to prevent any future possible communist insurrection in the nation.
-As the French Fourth Republic collapses and the de Gaulle faction makes quick gains in central France over the summer, the British government decide that peace in their southern neighbor must come soon and after joint talks with the non-communist French government, invade Brittany and Normandy much like they did nearly 15 years ago against the Nazis. The Breton Revolutionary Army, while having moderate success against French forces, quickly succumb to British military might within a month in early fall and connect with British forces in Northern France by October. With de Gaulle's forces in the south and the British in the north, many expect Paris to fall to a pincer attack by the beginning of the next year.
-Focusing the year's foreign policy hard in central Asia, the UK with help of the Indian military, invades Nepal to restore the royals back to their kingdom. The communist party of Nepal is pushed back with great speed, but by the end of the year have many bands of fighters remaining in the eastern mountains. Despite this, both India and Britain are confident they will not see control of the country again. Meanwhile in Jammu & Kashmir, a referendum is given again in the region to determine the fate of the region, but with far more oversight. Much of the region decides to join with their Muslim brothers in Pakistan, while in a surprise tally, the Ladakh vote for independence, becoming the first prominently Buddhist nation since the fall of Tibet. The Indian government responds harshly to the final votes, but throughout the year cedes its full administration to Pakistan. For the sake of peace assurances, British units remain in occupation into 1959.
-The wars in France and Asia, while have some anti-war protesters, give a renewed nationalism in England that was crushed during the Suez Crisis.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-China starts off the year by fortifying their Chinese-Indochina border in the south, publicly announcing it to prevent any international incidents or fear of Chinese invasion. Beijing assures the world that they are there to guard Chinese territory from the Indochina War spilling over, regardless of which faction may cross but especially against American aggression. That being said, they announce 14 days ahead of activating the defensive line that any aircraft caught flying over Chinese territory will be shot down immediately. Luckily the warning is well received and no incidents of downed military aircraft occur.
-In March, Beijing publicly announces their support of de Gaulle in mimic of their nominal USSR ally.
-Cities in Manchuria experience a change in domestic policy over the course of the year as state controllers of factories and industries remove themselves from administration in place of new worker councils similar to those in Indochina. Mao states that this is a great test of the workings of a true communist state, though some in the party are unhappy to discover that while some industries continued to do well, across the board regional productivity dropped by the end of the year.
-The Chinese military reveals their new Shenyang J-6 jet fighter through the year, a Chinese take on the Soviet MiG.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Catholic Party (Centrist Right)

-The Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced.
-Catholic Party wins Dutch elections.
-Like many other nations, Amsterdam throws their support to de Gaulle in the French Civil War, but give no military actions in the western European nation. Instead, working with Belgium, the Dutch National Guard organizes and regulates the flow of refugees spilling over the border, the height of which is in the spring as the Fourth Republic formally dissolves. Later on, some French who live in northern France begin to leave back for their homes as the British occupation makes it safe once more.
-As Indochinese forces advance in South Vietnam, Amsterdam embarks on a scorched earth policy, much to the dismay of both Indochinese and South Vietnamese officials. Villages are evacuated and systematically burned while bridges are blown and farmland is napalmed. Though the operation halts the Indochinese advance into South Vietnam in the late summer, South Vietnamese officials condemn the tactics.
-The city of Amsterdam sees a number of improvements to their international airport Schiphol in order to begin housing cargo planes. Though must freight is shipped via the sea, the Dutch see air transit as the way of the future.
-The Dutch government releases limited rocket and electronic technical books on the country's space program in hopes of spawning a private sector to aid in exploration of the stars. Though actual space and rocket tech does not immediately spur any attention, the release of computer information leads to some Dutch electronic engineers to begin attempts to downsize the size of computers.
-Competing with other tropical nations, the Netherlands give large subsidies to coca and hemp producers operating in Sumatra and Java in hopes of increasing sales of Dutch brands over others.
-By the end of the year, private Dutch electronic engineers begin toying with coaxial cables with consideration toward the growing television industry.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The Soviet Union in early March sign the Geneva Treaty regarding the Cuban civil war with the US, Gran Colombia and Cuba. Though some in the military quietly grumble about what they call massive set backs in military advantage, many in the Presidium applaud the treaty as a work of diplomatic success in avoiding full scale war.
-As per the Geneva agreement, the Soviet Red Army evacuate from their artificial islands along the American coast within the following weeks, with the larger ones rigged with explosives to prevent occupation by Americans or any other nation. Without Soviet maintenance, many of the islands succumb back into the ocean by years end while the larger ones become nothing more than glorified sandbars by late December.
-In spring, Moscow announces a unilateral humanitarian project in Indochina, launching large air drops of food and medicine to locals devastated by the conflict. Though American military commanders are furious with the move at being unable to see what exactly is being dropped until American ground forces can investigate, they send fighters to escort each pre-announced air drop throughout the year to insure they do not veer off course and not a single one does.
-Following the American program, the USSR announces its own plans for a moon landing. The race is on!
-In early fall, the Soviet military reveals the newest fighter jet, the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 with a sleeker, variable wing design. The first prototypes promise great success for the aircraft and production begins later in the year.
-Throughout the year, Stalin is given mere footnotes in education books in the Soviet school system while other Soviet leaders and their later projects are given more light and attention.
-In August, Moscow sends another envoy to Belgrade to ease tensions between Yugoslavia, USSR, and their corresponding communist blocs. By early September, a mutual peace agreement is made to reestablish friendlier relations, though Belgrade leaders make it bluntly clear they or their allies will not be subjugated to Soviet hegemony in the Balkans region.
-Soviet electric engineers at various state-sponsored companies are given instructions, much like those in the Netherlands, to improve on computer hardware. Though the goals are various and at times vague, Moscow gives large subsidies to these companies to keep them focused on the task at hand.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-With tensions between Greece and Turkey winding down, Turkey reorganizes its mobilized forces, sending many soldiers back home while others are separated into units specifically designed to operate in the eastern or western regions of the nation.
-Istanbul and Trebizond work closely to allow ethnic Turks to easily move into Turkey while ethnic Kurds and Armenians who may remain in Turkey move to Trebizond. Though none are forced to go, many campaign for the population move so that each nation's people "comes home" to them. Turkish relations with their former territories remain strong as a defensive brigade of the Turkish military is moved to Trebizond in light of any further conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
-Throughout the year, Turkey completes majority of their highway systems now that nearly a third of the former plan now lies in a separate country. Despite this, many roads and highways in Trebizond remain unbuilt or undeveloped, leading in December to a formal request of financial aid to the fledgling nation.
-Throughout the summer and fall, Turkey embarks on an "economic open door" policy with its neighbors and Europe, regardless of ideology, creating a special economic zone in Turkish Thrace. Imports from Italy, Syria and Trebizond quickly appear, with limited trade with Yugoslavia occurs, despite Greek disapproval and rejection of the policy. The final phase of the year's economic plan happens through the fall as Turkish ports are grown along the country's southern coast, allowing private companies to lease public land on the coast for development in return for tax breaks.
-Large subsidies are given to Turkish universities that promote STEM oriented programs throughout the year to help Turkey catch up technologically with the rest of the world, though the effects of the financial plan remain to be seen.

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daschnek - Indochina People's Army
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Far-Left)

-The IPA launch a series of attacks in Hanoi using soldiers quietly sneaking into the country to launch grenade or bayonet attacks on patrolling Americans in broad daylight. Though many are caught during infiltration and most are killed during their brazen attacks, both the public and military administrators are shook up by the audacity while in IPA territories they are glorified as sacrifices to a greater cause for liberty. Elsewhere in the country, Red Liberation Front militiamen are spotted making similar but bloodier attacks on American posts, at times using poison gas against their targets, requiring many American soldiers to be on alert in full gas suits for hours and hours at a time in the oppressive tropical environment.
-Despite the success of the American spring offensive in northern Indochina, the IPA make a surprise massive invasion of South Vietnam just after a few days of intense Viet Cong attacks throughout the region. Though trained by American and Dutch forces, many South Vietnamese and other SEATO forces retreat during or just prior to battles allowing the IPA and a number of RFL militiamen to reach the coast by early July and swing southward. As fall arrives, Dutch scorched-earth tactics deny many IPA units shelter or food in local villages, forcing supply lines to be stretched from the interior of Indochina. By the end of the year, the newly won coastal territories become under siege by Dutch and American forces, though a strong but logistically strained offensive remains heading southward.
-The South Vietnamese offensive employees many tactics like those used by IPA soldiers infiltrating Hanoi with soldiers who survive intense close-quarter combat given substantial military rewards, though few live to actually get them.
-Throughout Indochina and its captured territories, posters and pamphlets urging locals to ration food are seen in order to combat what the leadership is describing as a "genocide through famine".
-By the end of the year, Indochinese military engineers develop a rudimentary radar system much like the "telemobiloscope" made by Christian Hülsmeyer in 1904 due to lack of more advanced electrical gear to use. Though it has short range and is difficult to pinpoint the accuracy of where incoming aircraft are coming or speed, the mere alertness of possible incoming attacks give IPA soldiers a small time to take cover before bombardment.

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Mallow234 - State of Japan
Capital City: Tokyo
Leading Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (Center-Right)

-As a sign of good faith, Japan receives a number of their southern islands formally occupied and annexed by the US after the Second World War. Though some nations in southeast Asia show concern over the move, Japan immediately establishes their Japanese Defense Forces on the island, citing the Great Pacific War as cause for concern. Throughout the year, a number of small radar stations are built throughout with direct communication with nearby air units for quick responses. Small naval patrols are seen around the general waters of the islands over possible concerns of Chinese intervention.
-With approval by the US, the Japanese navy begins construction of a number of diesel and work on designs of nuclear submarines for the future. -American engineers help Japanese technicians begin construction of the first nuclear power plant in Japan, outside Tokyo. Full operation is expected to take place in a year's time.
-The Ministry of the Environment later in the year creates the Bureau of Earthquake Studies and Safety, with the goal of building more safe buildings and housing against the natural calamity. Their first major project is working on the Tokyo Nuclear Plant currently under construction.
-Realizing current Japanese armor designs may be inferior to current Chinese and Soviet hardware, the JDF begins designs on a heavier, sturdier main battle tank with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries though initial concepts drawn out are sent back to engineers to make them better before any sort of prototype can be built. Later on, the JDF again goes to Mitsubishi for better air defense capabilities with the same results.

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Alliance map of Turn 13

Military Alliances (Some nations are participants in multiple alliances, whether directly or observers, so to avoid color confusion, nations are now colored in their primary alliance on the map but still listed in their others):

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Gran Colombia
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-West Indies Federation

SEATO Members (Dark Green):
-USA
-Australia
-Philippines
-Islamic State of Sumatra
-Republic of Java
-Malaysia
-Thailand
-State of Maluku
-Sarawak
-United Kingdom
-Brunei
-Sabah
-Netherlands
-Gran Colombia

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EEA map of Turn 13

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 13

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Cuba
-Guatemala
-Dominican Republic
-El Salvador
-Suriname
-West Indies Federation

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WEPU map of Turn 13

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico

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EEU map of Turn 13

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-India
-Sweden
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 13

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 13

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia

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USAN map of Turn 13

Union of South American Nations Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-Peru
-Bolivia
-Paraguay
-Chile
-Argentina
-Uruguay

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Turn 14: 1959

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Political map of Turn 14

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Political spectrum map of Turn 14

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1959 Space monkeys (Universal News)

Featured News Reel of 1959


Post link: https://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1477971&p=49113001&viewfull=1#post49113001

World Events from January 1st, 1959 to December 31st, 1959:


-Belgium grants the Congo full independence on January 15th.
-MGM's widescreen, multimillion-dollar, Technicolor version of Ben-Hur, starring Charlton Heston, is released and becomes the studio's greatest hit in history.
-The first known human with HIV dies in the Congo.
-The French Civil War between de Gaulle forces and French communist forces are won by mid-April after the fall of Paris. With the victory comes harsh reprisals against communists and left-wing sympathizers throughout France as a red scare sweeps the nation in hunting down deserting communist partisans and hold-outs. Charles de Gaulle, other right-wing politicians, and military commanders form the National Republic Party (Right-Wing, borderline Far-Right) which take over as the provisional government of France. The NRP work out a new constitution for France while, fueld by anti-left wing sentiments and new nationalist fervor, the French military with some aid surprisingly from Franciscan Spain, sweeps back to Algeria to push the separatists onto the defensive, whom are seen as both truthfully as socialists and non-French. By the end of the year, the Fifth French Republic is officially born, with the outlaw of any kind of communist or socialist parties, which is marked by the execution of several leading communist rebels captured earlier in the year.
-A referendum in Switzerland turns down women's suffrage.
-The Caspian tiger becomes extinct in Iran.
-South Vietnam erupts in major protests against the war and allied involvement with it, in Saigon. Though many fear Viet Cong reprisals during protests, fear of how the SEATO campaigns are being conducted in the north and south grow stronger.
-Rock singers The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens die in a plane crash.
-The Xerox 914, the first plain paper copier, is introduced to the public
-Toward the end of the year, de Gaulle, backed by nationalists in the NRP, claim a neutral alignment in the growingly hot Cold War and publicly reject an American deal handed in private to the French for their return to NATO in exchange for economic incentives. Afterward, Paris grows itself closer to Madrid while inducting itself as the first major western power to join the Non-Alignment Movement despite many left-wing nations in the international organization.
-Shiro Ishii, Japanese microbiologist and lieutenant general of Unit 731 dies of throat cancer at the age of 67, never having been prosecuted for war crimes.
-A failed coup against the president of Brazil occurs.

Player Involved Conflicts:

-Anti-Rebel Operations in Burma: Gran Colombia + Burma vs. Communist Party of Burma vs. Pa-O National Organization (since May 1952)
-Indochina War: United States + Netherlands + Gran Colombia + Canada (limited) + South Vietnam + Islamic State of Sumatra (limited) + Malaysia (Limited) + Republic of Java (limited) vs. Indochina People's Army (since 1946, expanded May 1953)

Player Events:

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Native Hunter - Gran Colombian Republic
Capital City: Bogotá
Leading Political Party: Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia (Centrist)

-Continuing the fight in Burma against the communists, the Gran Colombian army with aid from the Burmese military, builds fortifications along its frontier with Laos to prevent any incursions from the Indochinese war to spilling into the region. Fortunately for the Burmese government, the new military installations also are used against local banditry, helping to slightly shrink the crime rate in the area. Meanwhile in the north, the combined Colombian and Burmese forces repeat their "starve the reds" campaign with capturing farms and regulating the logistics of food to and from the provinces in rebellion. These tactics, though do not win the conflict, help push the red rebels closer to the Chinese border.
-While Colombian manufactures are the main suppliers of electronics to the Dutch computer industry, Colombian boosts its competition in other markets with their European partner by subsidizing large numbers of coco and coffee plantations. The hope is to increase crop yields by the end of next year to flood the market with better, cheaper Colombian brands than Dutch Indonesian flavors.
-Bogota begins also to subsidizing heavily into the automobile industry, seeing a large market in South America for cheap cars as many in the continent continue to use pack animals for transportation, especially in the more rural areas.
-Continuing the goal to boost coffee sales, Colombia expands its ports in both Pacific/Ecuadorian and Caribbean/Venezuelan ports to increase trade and shipping into a market mostly untouched by the Dutch: The Soviet economic zones in Sevastopol and Kaliningrad. While Colombian coffee companies make the first steps toward economic friendship with these Soviet zones, it is hoped that other industries will also begin investing in the future.
-Cuba is offered readmission to the CTFU later in the year, along with renewed talks with Mexico. While the skirmishes with CTFU member Guatemala have cooled down, allowing for Mexico's acceptance into the union set for 1960, President Castro of Cuba manages to persuade enough votes in parliament to object to readmission to the union, citing it as an obstruction to labor rights in the Americas used by the Batista regime.
-Talks are held with many South American nations through the USAN for the creation of a trade union much like the CTFU, with strong proposals toward highway and railway interconnection between countries. Though Chile and Brazil show promise toward it, many other nations either object to the idea or disagree over ways to implement it. Hoping to at least promote the idea of a transcontinental railway, government money is put toward building a Colombian high speed rail line to continue to unify Ecuador and Venezuela into one larger nation. By the end of the year, a high speed rail way between Bogota and Medellín is built, with many applauding the record speed of 135 mph train on the first tests.
-Hoping to bring up the rural parts of Gran Colombia to the standards of the cities, a large social construction program is begun with the goal of building cheap housing, hospitals and libraries throughout the country to eliminate homelessness, sustain healthcare, boost education and most of all - increase employment. Though many officials believe the program will need to be long term, possibly even perpetual, it is hoped to help the country greatly by 1965.
-Hoping to act on humanitarian grounds, Bogota opens Colombia's doors to mass immigration and refugees. Though the move passes through the legislation, only just barely as the minority Ecuadoran and Venezuelan nationalist parties garner votes against it even with a few from the dominating Gran Partido Nacional de Colombia.
-Colombian nuclear scientists begin to look for ways of harnessing nuclear fusion instead of fission as a power source. Though their research does not yield any hard results on a reactor design for Colombia by the end of the year, government officials are confident that their work will benefit the nation soon.

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LoganIsAwesome - United States of America
Capital City: Washington DC
Leading Political Party: Republican Party (Centrist-Right)

-Early in the year, American military units encircle and destroy many communist rebel units in the Philippines, boosting both SEATO's and America's confidence a little in their commitment to communist containment in Southeast Asia. This is also helped by American dedication of billions of dollars to the war torn areas on the islands to put the Philippines back into antebellum economic state.
-On the Asian mainland, the US launches a massive landing on North Vietnamese held coastline to sever off the invasion into South Vietnam. Initial intrusions are successful against the IPA but it is soon discovered the interior from the coastline is heavily defended with landmines, mock retreats, and what commanders feel is an almost expectation of American troop movements. While at the end of the year, much of the coastline is secured, much of the rest is left to IPA or Viet Cong attacks while the North is able to sustain its invasion of the South, though Americans believe their landings have thwarted IPA resources from pushing to a siege of Saigon.
-With the growing number of Americans purchasing televisions, much of the country begins to see the ongoing struggle in Southeast Asia. Though no large protests are held against the war, and journalists are quick to show footage of victories in the Philippines than Vietnam, a growing sentiment in the US is beginning to ponder the involvement there.
-To help circumvent any possible help from the outside, the US navy embarks on a full coastal blockade of North and South Vietnam, putting to great use of their growing submarine fleet that sees more and more dropped into the sea each month. A humorous joke in the navy develops about running out of cities to name the boats after.
-At home, much dedication and time is put toward 'winning' the Space Race, with the development of the Apollo Command Module. Intensive testing is put forward with rocketry and space suits as a dozens of new astronauts catch their chance to touch the stars, though with the increase in space launches come an increase in catastrophic failure as several Americans lose their lives upon either launch or reentry.
-American military engineers begin to work on better body armor for infantry in the field. Looking to do even better than Dutch ceramic plate armor, Army scientists begin looking toward woven armor though many more tests need to be conducted before mass production can be made.
-Congress authorizes an expansion on libraries and schools throughout the rural parts of the country to boost education and graduation rates throughout the south and mid-west.
-In mid summer, the Congress creates the American Humanitarian Corps, an American supplement to the Red Cross. They see their first missions in the Philippines by the end of the year.

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Griffster26 - United Kingdom of Great Britain
Capital City: London
Leading Political Party: Conservative Party (Center-Right)

-No Turn Sent! -British forces, along with de Gaulle's military forces close in on the French communists by February. At the end of March, the Battle of Paris finally erupts with a two-pronged attack between British and French forces. As a last stand for French communism, the battle is hard and bloody but eventually the red enemies are overcome by sheer numbers. After the city falls, what pockets of resistance left elsewhere in the country quickly fades away with captures of communist partisans or the desertion of rebels as the war closes.
-Despite British aid during the war, by the end of June, de Gaulle demands the complete and total withdraw of British forces from the French mainland - a surprise to both the government and people. Though many troops are withdrawn back to the British Isles, the sheer lack of policing in northern France by the French military has English soldiers still patrolling Calais and its surrounding territories out of sheer practicality.
-Meanwhile in Nepal, by the end of the year, anti-communist operations are ceased and victory is declared.

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[Seed Eater] - People's Republic of China
Capital City: Beijing
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of China (Far-Left)

-As the French Civil War continues at the start of the year, Beijing reaffirms its commitments to de Gaulle despite strong ideological differences. This helps as, at the end of the year when the French Civil War comes mostly to a close, a feeling of at least official friendship remain despite the French government's hard swing to the right-wing political spectrum.
-With its rocket technology quickly catching up to Soviet, American and Dutch programs, China announces its own goal to send a man into space, dubbing their spacemen 'taikonauts'. Research is made on improving a space suit capable of surviving a man in the harsh environment of the black void and by the end of the year, researchers are confident they have the right design and are set to begin underwater testing soon.
-Despite lacking even schematics for a way to get a man to other celestial lands in the sky, a part of the space program funding goes toward all-terrain vehicles that are, in theory, able to be driven by taikonauts on other worlds, though much of the mechanics in building the prototypes are made by theory of what the moon and other places are like rather than facts.
-An uprising in Tibet is crushed easily by the army, forcing the Dalai Lama to flee.

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Satansick - Kingdom of the Netherlands
Capital City: Amsterdam
Leading Political Party: Catholic Party (Centrist Right)

-The Dutch military seriously steps up its campaign in Indochina with what it is calling "insurgent sweeps", a protocol that give Dutch military men permission to detain and arrest any Vietnamese man or woman even remotely suspected of supporting the IPA or Viet Cong and deporting them to POW camps in Indonesia. This coincides with a torched earth campaign against North Vietnamese and Laotian villages that are not under SEATO occupation, many of them being erased off the map. The vigor and violence of the campaigns spur Sumatran Muslim troops to go on religious-fueled campaigns of their own against the red forces, with Dutch commanders having difficulty in controlling the savagery in some places. Despite the military success of the campaigns, major protests against Dutch involvement in Vietnam are held in Saigon and other South Vietnamese cities while the actions of Sumatran Muslim troops hit the base of the Catholic government in Saigon who demand their complete removal from the continent, regardless of military success. Despite promises of resolving the conflict soon to its Pacific commonwealth nations, diplomatic relations begin to unravel between South Vietnam and the Islamic State of Sumatra.
-On the European front of military affairs, the Netherlands expands its ICBM numbers.
-Similar to Turkey's public lands policy, Amsterdam begins a process of leveling dilapidated buildings and abandoned buildings in hopes of expanding apartment complexes. The move is seen to help employment while coming down hard on homelessness throughout the country.
-Dutch coffee shops (which double as drug shops as well) introduce a new product, Zoetemelk [Sweetmilk] that has spices, along with cannabis, infused in milk during its pasteurization. With the government quick to promote the product as a substitute to alcohol, sales increase as a new sweetmilk fad spreads across the country.
-Unconcerned with Colombia's intense invasion of the Dutch coffee market, Amsterdam focuses subsidies on cannabis growth and its markets by industrializing plantations with regulated environments for the plants to grow in, as well as sending expeditions throughout the globe to obtain different strains of plants for future development.
-Toward early fall, Dutch military commanders begin issuing a new battle armor for the infantry that use ceramic plates built into combat ballistic vests.
-At the end of the year, Dutch computer technicians reveal what they're calling "the first personal computer", dubbing it the Programma 100. Though small in size, only capable of basic mathematical calculations, and very pricey, it is hoped to have a growing market in the coming years.

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Milkdairy - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Capital City: Moscow
Leading Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Far-Left)

-The Caucuses region of the USSR continues to have ethnic strife as major protests in Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic erupt by Ossetians demanding rule away from Tbilisi. Soviet officials are unsure of the cause of the sudden protests and are quick to disperse them. Though small in numbers, the out burst has caused many Georgians in the USSR to resent their Ossetian neighbors. Later in the year, a number of riots break out in western Georgia by Abkhazian nationalists though the Soviet Red Army is quick to quell the region as a number of troops are pulled in to keep the area secure.
-Much time is focused on the space race throughout 1959, with much funding and research geared toward a Soviet manned module that can make it to the moon. By the end of the year, different designs are chosen, built and tested for use, some even being launched into orbit for full testing. The final winner, in December, is the Soyuz spacecraft that show the most promising results and tested well in space, despite many technical issues in Earth reentry. Despite this, many Soviet engineers take note of being a step or two behind the American lunar program.

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Zillamaster55 - Republic of Turkey
Capital City: Istanbul
Leading Political Party: Democrat Party (Center-Right)

-Istanbul begins the year furthering its economic development with the announcement of the Free and Open Border Project, a plan to work with Greece and Trebizond to expand domestic and foreign investment in each other's government owned lands, developing them for corporate use and in return, growing the economy. Trebizond gladly joins the economic plan while Greece being a government for the people and not for filthy capitalists, let alone Turks, staunchly refuse.
-The first phase of the FOBP on the domestic end, is the use of eminent domain on dilapidated buildings and empty lots in various cities for resale and development. Though some complain about the destruction of historic properties, majority of buildings taken over by the government are warehouses and abandoned apartments. Toward the end of the year, Trebizond follows suite and construction crews are seen in a handful of various major cities and ports throughout the region.
-Public support for the FOBP grows as properties not immediately purchased in government bids or are too dilapidated to rebuild are bulldozed and turned into public parks.
-Working with reconstruction of buildings, Turkey begins a new program involving power lines: Instead of dangerously allowing them to hang over head and be susceptible to weather or other damage, lines are buried several meters underground to keep them insulated and protected, as well as protecting locals from broken live wires. Though it creates extra, tedious digging work, many in the public are happy with the new safety protocols.
-Income taxes are raised by 2% by the end of the year to offset some FOBP costs. Many workers grumble about the new taxes, but with employment slowly rising due to the new economic program their complaints are but a whisper in the mists of praising the FOBP.
-Of the many businesses and corporations that seek to participate in the FOBP program, special attention is given to desalination companies in port cities. With the increase in investment and capital, many are able to improve multi-effect distillation processes and large distillation towers soon pop up in the peripheral of major ports.

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daschnek - Indochina People's Army
Capital City: N/A
Leading Political Party: Viet Minh (Far-Left)

-The IPA are quick to fortify any ground captured the previous year, laying large quantities of landmines throughout the coastal regions to prevent a seaborne attack.
-Commanders of the red forces are often seen ordering quick retreats from engagements with American and Dutch forces, luring them into more prepared grounds for battle and overcoming them with a larger, more organized force.
-Arms and ammunition is freely handed out to any and all people in territories overrun by the IPA, which results in harsh reprisals by Dutch "insurgent sweeps" in areas recaptured by the enemy.
-With the torched earth policy on defenseless Indochinese villages in the north and west, the hardened populace begins constructing modest bomb shelters. Though many are seen scrambling for them at the slightest hint of aircraft nearby, few are able to make it to the safety of the bunkers when hit by Dutch missile barrages due to the lack of capable warning.
-Hoping to keep radio communication quiet, the IPA radio operators begin to use basic Vigenère cipher to any major commands given over the radio.
-The IPA utilizes its resources to its best efficiency by forcefully withdrawing Red Liberation Front volunteers from the front lines to the interior of Indochina to train and retrain local forces. Though many units grumble about "I came to fight", majority go on their duties with as much vigor as on a battlefield.
-Though the US pushes harder in Northern Vietnam and invades the South Vietnamese coast occupied by the IPA, Indochinese troops come into skirmishes across South Vietnam winning many of them as South Vietnamese commanders south of Saigon often mistake them for Viet Cong rebels instead of trained IPA soldiers.

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Mallow234 - State of Japan
Capital City: Tokyo
Leading Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (Center-Right)

-Though initial tests for the newest Japanese fighter jet goes poorly in flight speeds, researchers at Mitsubishi develop a two-shaft low bypass turbofan to increase performance throughout the year. By December, the JDF is confident the next tests will show greatly improved results that can soon be put into manufacturing to supplement the current squadrons of fighters.
-To supplement their new fighter development, the JDF funds research into the growing field of infrared technology, hoping to produce a missile capable of finding and hitting targets by their heat. Tests go far better than the actual fighters they are meant to arm, though pilots are strongly encouraged to point the missile at the intended target to 'help' the new heat-seeking weapons find their home.
-Following the 'Q-method' implemented by the US earlier in the decade, the Japanese military uses the mathematics with their computers to develop a basic computer guidance program for missiles. Though the system has a modest margin of error, it strikes on target more often than not.
-Japanese naval ports begin producing a number of submarines mimicking American naval production. By the end of the year, several nuclear-powered submarines are put into the Pacific for sea trials.
-A couple dozen Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellations are purchased from the US by the Japanese government. The decade-old aircraft is purposed to develop an airline, with many expecting the goal toward tourism.
-Throughout the year, the Japanese government puts massive amounts of public funds into computer research and companies to further the development of the technology, hoping that Japan will rival the Dutch, Colombians, and other electronic-focused nations on the markets. The funds are geared mostly toward manufacturing, resulting in some easier building methods to make cheaper computers.

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Alliance map of Turn 14

Military Alliances:

NATO Members (Blue):
-United States
-United Kingdom
-Netherlands
-Belgium
-Luxembourg
-Portugal
-Denmark
-Iceland
-Norway
-Gran Colombia
-Italy

Warsaw Pact Members (Red):
-USSR
-Poland
-Hungary
-Azerbaijan
-Czechoslovakia
-East Germany
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Latvia
-Syria

Amazonian Defense Coalition Members (Light Green):
-Gran Colombia
-Brazil
-West Indies Federation

SEATO Members (Dark Green):
-USA
-Australia
-Philippines
-Islamic State of Sumatra
-Republic of Java
-Malaysia
-Thailand
-State of Maluku
-Sarawak
-United Kingdom
-Brunei
-Sabah
-Netherlands
-Gran Colombia

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EEA map of Turn 14

Economic Organizations:

European Economic Association Members:
-Netherlands
-United Kingdom
-Belgium
-France
-Luxembourg
-Denmark
-Italy
-Portugal
-Spain

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CTFU map of Turn 14

Caribbean Free Trade Union Members:


-Gran Colombia
-Costa Rica
-United States
-Guatemala
-Dominican Republic
-El Salvador
-Suriname
-West Indies Federation

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WEPU map of Turn 14

Western Economic Partnership Union Members:


-Canada
-United States
-Mexico

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EEU map of Turn 14

Eastern Economic Union Members:


-Poland
-Greece
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Syria
-Mongolia
-Israel
-India
-Sweden
-Egypt

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ENTA map of Turn 14

International Government Organizations:

European Nuclear Technology Association Members:


-Netherlands
-France
-Belgium
-United Kingdom

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ISDO map of Turn 14

International Socialist Development Organization Members:


-Hungary
-Poland
-Czechoslovakia
-Latvia
-Estonia
-Lithuania
-Ukraine
-Belarus
-USSR
-Azerbaijan
-Mongolia

Political Spectrum:
Far Left - Left Wing - Centrist Left - Centrist - Centrist Right - Right Wing - Far Right

Notes: This was the last turn made for Red Star, White Star.

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